Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2006-05-18

Final day of testing at Paul Ricard for the Renault F1 Team. The French team concluded today its three day testing programme at Paul Ricard. After two days running on Monaco configuration, the team worked today on Montreal configuration with a...

Final day of testing at Paul Ricard for the Renault F1 Team.

The French team concluded today its three day testing programme at Paul Ricard. After two days running on Monaco configuration, the team worked today on Montreal configuration with a 5,216 km-long track.

Fernando Alonso concentrated on set up changes and then moved on tyre development in order to evaluate the Michelin tyres for the next Canadian Grand Prix. The Spaniard completed his programme this morning with 126 laps covered and then left the track as the team wanted to preserve him for next race in Monaco but also for the Renault F1 Roadshow which will take place in Seville this weekend.

Heikki Kovalainen ran all day and remained focused on tyre testing as it was the main objective of this session at Paul Ricard. He covered 121 laps for his final day and set the second-fastest laptime.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We only had one day of testing on Montreal configuration but the results are good and we recorded useful data to continue working on the preparation of the Canadian GP. Once again, we can be pleased by the excellent reliability of our engine on this track which is really demanding."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team