Renault Jerez test notes 2005-07-13

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team endured a troubled opening day of testing in Jerez, at the start of the final full test before the summer ban. Both drivers experienced delays to their programme that prevented them running as much as initially ...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team endured a troubled opening day of testing in Jerez, at the start of the final full test before the summer ban. Both drivers experienced delays to their programme that prevented them running as much as initially planned.

Nevertheless, Franck Montagny made progress with the tyre programmes for upcoming races, while Giancarlo Fisichella conducted set-up and suspension work before a problem with the braking system ended his day.

Christian Silk Chief Test Engineer:

"It was a slightly frustrating day with various delays to both cars' programmes. We struggled to get a good balance on Franck's car, which delayed us before he could progress with the tyre performance work, while Giancarlo's day was cut short with a technical problem."

"In spite of the fact that neither driver was completely happy with the car, our times look competitive, but we will be hoping to achieve much more tomorrow."

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R25-05
70 laps, 1:17.763

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: R25-03
75 laps, 1:18.060

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Franck Montagny
Teams Renault F1 Team