The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team began three days of testing in windy conditions at Jerez today. With the persistent breeze disrupting meaningful performance evaluation, both drivers concentrated on long distance running in the context of chassis set-up programmes.
Christian Silk Chief Test Engineer Christian Silk:
"It was a difficult day owing to the windy conditions which made any truly representative work difficult. We nevertheless completed a good number of laps, in spite of several stoppages, and will try and build on this tomorrow as we prepare for the race in Magny-Cours."
Heikki Kovalainen will replace Fernando Alonso at the wheel of the R25 tomorrow. The Spaniard will resume testing on Friday after the completion of promotional duties.
93 laps, 1:18.741
81 laps, 1:19.207