Italian GP: Renault Friday notes

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team ended a positive first day of practice at Monza with drivers Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button ninth and tenth respectively in an extremely closely-matched field. Both drivers concentrated on race set-up work throughout...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team ended a positive first day of practice at Monza with drivers Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button ninth and tenth respectively in an extremely closely-matched field. Both drivers concentrated on race set-up work throughout the two sessions and completed a total of 86 laps (with Trulli's total of 44 the highest of the day) as they worked through options for Sunday.

Jarno Trulli, 9th position

"We had a good day and managed to get a lot of work done on set-up and the tyres. The car balance is very good and I'm confident for tomorrow. Overall, we made progress today."

Jenson Button, 10th position

"A pretty good day from my point of view. We managed to get lots of set-up work done, although it's still only Friday and we can't really be sure where we stand overall. Having said that, I'm definitely higher up than I expected to be at the start of the day."

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"Two very good practice sessions for the Team, and it was encouraging to find that the car's behaviour was similar to our recent test. This meant we could therefore carry on with some of the things interrupted by the weather last time. In general, both cars seem well balanced and the tyre behaviour is very consistent. Even though this type of circuit doesn't suit us perfectly, we have seen that we can be competitive on Sunday."

Denis Chevrier, Head of Race Engineering (Engine), Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"We might term this a studious day's work. Concentrating on tyre comparisons and long runs in race configuration, we managed to complete the most number of laps of any team today without any technical problems. Our level of performance is respectable, and I feel we can legitimately challenge for places among the top ten tomorrow."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jenson Button
Teams Renault F1 Team