Renault Jerez test notes 2007-07-25

The ING Renault F1 Team completed day two of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit today, with race driver Heikki Kovalainen at the wheel of chassis R27-06. A more substantial programme was planned for the second day of running, with the...

The ING Renault F1 Team completed day two of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit today, with race driver Heikki Kovalainen at the wheel of chassis R27-06.

A more substantial programme was planned for the second day of running, with the Finn testing new aerodynamic components as part of the team's on-going performance development. He enjoyed a trouble-free day and was able to complete over 450 km without any technical problems.

Tomorrow, Nelson Piquet Jr will resume driving duties for the final day of the test.

Heikki Kovalainen:

"We had a good day of work today, testing the latest aerodynamic developments for the car. We did a lot of laps, completed a lot of tests and got a lot of data. The job now is to work through that and analyse it, in order to continue making progress ahead of the race in Hungary. We are moving forward all the time, and I think we can be confident of a strong performance there."

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We planned a more substantial programme for Heikki today, in order to pursue our performance development programme. After a short set-up programme this morning, Heikki evaluated a number of new aerodynamic components in preparation for the upcoming races. As we expect at this time of the year, the day was trouble-free from a mechanical point of view and we succeeded in collecting a lot of useful data."

Heikki Kovalainen
Chassis: R27-06
104 laps, 461 km
Best lap: 1:20.881

-credit: renault

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team