British GP: Renault Friday qualifying notes

A positive result for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team after the first qualifying session at Silverstone. In spite of sometimes difficult conditions, the team completed its planned programmes, and finished the day 4th (Fernando Alonso) and 6th...

A positive result for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team after the first qualifying session at Silverstone. In spite of sometimes difficult conditions, the team completed its planned programmes, and finished the day 4th (Fernando Alonso) and 6th (Jarno Trulli).

Fernando Alonso, 4th, 1:19.907

"Everything went well all day. We had no problems with the car during the various sessions, and we found a good balance for my timed lap. The new aero package is better everywhere, with more grip all the way round the lap. I hope we will be able to fight with the top teams again this weekend."

Jarno Trulli, 6th, 1:19.963

"I'm happy with the result. I have had a good day, in spite of a few problems finding the right set-up this morning. We got on top of the situation, though, and I didn't make any mistakes on my qualifying lap. Our package is working well here, and we are competitive."

Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director:

"We expected this to be a competitive weekend for us, and it is proving to be so. Fernando had a good balance on the car all day, and was able to achieve fourth. Jarno struggled more this morning, but did an excellent job with his engineers to improve the car and set a very good time in qualifying. Tomorrow, we need to look to get more out of the car, and pick the right strategy to allow us to fight for the podium on Sunday."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"In spite of difficult conditions, the session went very well. We ran through some well-structured programmes today, and they paid off this afternoon. It is always difficult to make any precise judgements about our competitors' speed, but what we can say is that we are currently in a promising position."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Mike Gascoyne
Teams Renault F1 Team