The Renault F1 Team completed a third day of testing in Jerez.
Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera
Length: 4.4 km
Driver: Vitaly Petrov
Total Laps: 68
Fastest Lap: 1:22.000
Summary of the day: A dry start lasted for just over an hour before the rain returned making for damp conditions for the rest of the day. The team adapted its programme and Vitaly completed 68 laps acclimatising to the R30 in the wet and completing some practice starts.
Vitaly Petrov: "In the morning we managed to do a bit of dry running and the car felt good and well balanced. Then, when the rain arrived, we did quite a lot of work as it was important for me to understand how the car behaves in the wet conditions and the characteristics of the wet and intermediate Bridgestone tyres. That went well and we also did a lot of practice starts as I learn the procedures and systems on the car."
Alan Permane, Chief Engineer: "Another very wet day, but we managed to complete a couple of dry runs early this morning and Vitaly was pretty happy with the car. Then it started raining and remained wet for the rest of the day so we spent our time putting mileage on the engine and on some new parts. The wet conditions also gave Vitaly the chance to try both the wet and intermediate Bridgestone tyres and he seemed comfortable with both of them."
Jerez Test Schedule:
Saturday 13 February: Robert Kubica