Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2004-04-15

Tyre testing and set-up work for both drivers; Fernando Alonso exceeds weekend mileage with new engine specification. Chassis programme Both drivers conducted tyre testing during the day, concentrating on both endurance running and performance...

Tyre testing and set-up work for both drivers; Fernando Alonso exceeds weekend mileage with new engine specification.

Chassis programme
Both drivers conducted tyre testing during the day, concentrating on both endurance running and performance evaluation, finding promising gains. Alonso conducted mechanical set-up work, with positive results, while Franck Montagny also found useful development directions with his programme.

Engine programme
Alonso reached 800km on his new specification engine, thereby completing the equivalent of a full weekend's running.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"Once again, it was a positive day for the team. We were pleased to comfortably exceed a weekend mileage with Fernando's engine, and made good headway with the tyre testing for the next races. The set-up programmes we ran today also proved instructive, and both drivers reported themselves pleased with the results."

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R24-05
Best time: 1:08.077, 98 laps

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R24-04
Best time: 1:08.227, 66 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny , Fernando Alonso