Renault Monza test notes 2004-09-02

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action once again at Monza, concentrating primarily on tyre selection for the forthcoming Grand Prix. Chassis programme Both drivers continued with set-up work ahead of the Grand Prix next weekend, and both...

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action once again at Monza, concentrating primarily on tyre selection for the forthcoming Grand Prix.

Chassis programme
Both drivers continued with set-up work ahead of the Grand Prix next weekend, and both were generally happy with the handling of the R24. Jarno experienced an off-track excursion early in the afternoon which saw him sustain minor damage to the chassis. This meant he completed just four laps during the afternoon.

Engine programme
During the morning, Jarno ran a Monza-specification engine to full mileage without any incidents.

Tyre programme
Jarno completed his tyre work during the morning session, while Fernando worked on tyres all day, conducting short, performance evaluation runs in the morning and longer runs focusing on consistency in the afternoon.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We lost half a day with Jarno's car and while this means we have not completed as much running as we would have liked, it has not significantly hampered our work. Fernando completed an impressive number of laps and overall we progressed well with the tyre choice for next weekend. The car has been both reliable and competitive, which we hope to maintain on our final day tomorrow."

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R24-05
116 laps
Best time: 1:21.083

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R24-07
34 laps
Best time: 1:21.658

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso