Renault Monza test notes 2006-06-14

The Renault F1 Team today continued testing in preparation prepare for the North American campaign. Both Renault drivers had once again a significant programme to complete today with 209 laps covered on both cars. Giancarlo Fisichella firstly ...

The Renault F1 Team today continued testing in preparation prepare for the North American campaign. Both Renault drivers had once again a significant programme to complete today with 209 laps covered on both cars.

Giancarlo Fisichella firstly worked on set up changes and RS26 engine development. He then focused on tyre testing with our partner Michelin to prepare for the US race in Indianapolis. It was a detailed, intense programme which will prove Important for the team and the championship. At the end of the session, Fisichella set the fourth-fastest laptime in 1:23.664 and seemed to be pleased with his progress today.

On the other side of the garage, Heikki Kovalainen almost followed the same programme as his teammate. After having worked on tyre performance yesterday he focused on tyre wear today with a number of long runs in the afternoon. His results are very interesting and complement the data recorded yesterday. At the end of the day, Kovalainen set the fifth-fastest laptime in 1:23.871.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We once again completed a significant test programme today ahead of the forthcoming races. Giancarlo worked on control systems development for circuits like Monza, and continued set-up testing for Canada. Heikki once again worked on acclimatising himself to the circuit, and then focused on long-runs for tyre development in the afternoon. Overall, the results have been very encouraging, with another productive day."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team