Renault Barcelona test notes 2007-05-03

The ING Renault F1 Team completed the fourth and final day of its test session at the Circuit de Catalunya, in preparation for next weekend's 2007 Spanish Grand Prix. Although rain interrupted running at lunchtime, limiting the useful work that ...

The ING Renault F1 Team completed the fourth and final day of its test session at the Circuit de Catalunya, in preparation for next weekend's 2007 Spanish Grand Prix. Although rain interrupted running at lunchtime, limiting the useful work that could be accomplished during the afternoon, the team completed a large part of its programme during the morning, with Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel of chassis R27-05.

The Italian's work today concentrated on a set-up programme to tune the car's handling to his liking; a comparison of the two types of Bridgestone Potenza tyre that will be used at next weekend's Grand Prix; and a research programme. At the end of the day, the Italian had completed 63 laps, and was fourth on the timesheets.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We completed most of our work this morning, when conditions were still dry. Giancarlo was pretty happy with the car straight way, and to a large extent this reflects the good progress that we had made earlier in the week."

"Overall, we have enjoyed a good week's work, with perfect reliability, and the team has given maximum effort overall all four days. Given the changeable weather conditions, we have done as much work as possible on our technical problems, and collected lots of useful data to analyse back at the factory."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: R27-05
63 laps, 293 km
Best lap: 1:21.876

-credit: renault

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella
Teams Renault F1 Team