Renault Jerez test notes 2004-07-16

Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen in action for the team, conducting aero and engine work and plenty of long runs. Chassis programme Franck spent the day testing new aerodynamic parts, and completing back to back testing of these components.

Franck Montagny and Heikki Kovalainen in action for the team, conducting aero and engine work and plenty of long runs.

Chassis programme
Franck spent the day testing new aerodynamic parts, and completing back to back testing of these components. Unfortunately, windy conditions made it difficult to obtain a conclusive answer. He also conducted a small amount of tyre development.

Heikki continued doing set-up work with the car, and indeed his programme was increased during the day to include specific set-up work for Hockenheim.

Engine programme
Both drivers continued running the engine evolutions tested yesterday. Neither experienced any problems, and gave positive feedback.

Other information
The team passed the 20,000 km milestone with the RS24 engine during the morning.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"It was another hard-working day to conclude a very productive week here in Spain. Franck spent the day conducting long runs and putting miles on the engine; we tried to complete some tyre development, but this was unfortunately spoiled by numerous red flags."

"Heikki settled well once again, and his lap-times were both competitive and consistent. We took the step of increasing his programme, and obtained very good results. Our development work this week has proved extremely positive, and Heikki has acquitted himself very well on his first major test with the team."

Heikki Kovalainen
Chassis: R24-06
96 laps, 425 km
Best time: 1:18.304

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R24-05
104 laps, 460 km
Best time: 1:19.134

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny , Heikki Kovalainen