German GP: Renault Friday test notes

A good morning's work so far for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team at the Hockenheimring, with three cars leading the way during the private test session in Germany. In total, the three drivers completed 141 laps, which equates to more than two race...

A good morning's work so far for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team at the Hockenheimring, with three cars leading the way during the private test session in Germany. In total, the three drivers completed 141 laps, which equates to more than two race distances, with Jarno Trulli ahead of team- mates Fernando Alonso and Allan McNish.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Track conditions were good this morning, and we ran with good circuit temperatures given that it was only Friday morning. Consequently, we were able to complete some useful tyre work, evaluating choices for this Grand Prix and future races. The balance of the cars is quite good, and this session will prove a solid cornerstone for the rest of the weekend."

Allan McNish, test driver:

"I had an imbalance in the car this morning, perhaps because of the low grip levels on the circuit, which meant we worked longer than normal on set-up to resolve it. Once we had done, however, I had a reasonably consistent car for our tyre programmes. Given the way in which the temperatures are expected to change during the weekend, the tyre choice won't be easy, but I am pleased after a session in which we were all on the pace throughout."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"A normal Friday morning from the engine point of view: we concentrated on fine-tuning the engine, and managed to complete our programme without incident. It is also worth noting that our cars are already close to the qualifying times from last year. Overall, this was an encouraging session."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Allan McNish , Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team