Renault join Jerez test 2003-01-08

Renault resumed winter testing today, joining Williams and Ferrari at Jerez where poor weather hampered the running. Ferrari tester Lucal Badoer topped the times with a 1:27.215, closely followed by fellow test driver Luciano Burti. The pair used...

Renault resumed winter testing today, joining Williams and Ferrari at Jerez where poor weather hampered the running. Ferrari tester Lucal Badoer topped the times with a 1:27.215, closely followed by fellow test driver Luciano Burti. The pair used three 2002 spec cars between them and continued the tyre and electronics programme started yesterday.

Wiliams' Ralf Schumacher was third quickest and team tester Marc Gene fourth. Both worked on wet weather tests: "Today we continued the same routine as yesterday, tyre testing, systems work and traction control," said test team manager Tim Newton. "The weather again was changeable providing both wet and dry conditions."

"The majority of day was given to wet tyre testing with Michelin. It was not a special day on the track, and we missed the best track conditions when both cars were in the garage before the weather changed again. However, the weather did provide us with a perfect track for wet testing."

2003 Renault drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso were on duty although neither put in much track time. Alonso finished the day ahead of Trulli, who only ran nine laps, and neither set a competitive time.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Ralf Schumacher , Marc Gene , Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , Williams