French GP: Renault Friday practice notes

The Friday round-up from Magny-Cours Jarno Trulli second fastest, Fernando Alonso sixth after free practice Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: "Today's rain meant we learned very little at all after completing a limited number of...

The Friday round-up from Magny-Cours
Jarno Trulli second fastest, Fernando Alonso sixth after free practice

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Today's rain meant we learned very little at all after completing a limited number of laps. The final positions are not significant because the circuit conditions were changing throughout the runs we managed to complete, and neither driver was able to make any meaningful conclusions on the car balance. Of course, we now do not have to make our tyre choice until after practice tomorrow morning, and that will give us a higher workload than usual."

Denis Chevrier, Head of Engine Operations:

"Our restricted running today has only allowed us to collect impressions, rather than any firm conclusions, and we have significantly less data available for analysis than is usual. This is not a critical problem at a circuit we know well, but we will be working on hypotheses when it comes to looking at cooling, gearing and other parameters. It leaves us with plenty of work tomorrow morning, and a much shorter time in which to make our decisions than we are used to."

Jarno Trulli, 2nd
Chassis: R24-03
Practice session 1: 1:39.392, 4 laps
Practice session 2: 1:16.206, 9 laps

Fernando Alonso, 6th
Chassis: R24-02
Practice session 1: No time, 3 laps
Practice session 2: 1:16.454, 10 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso