Renault Silverstone test notes 2004-09-16

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded a three-day test at Silverstone in Great Britain, with Franck Montagny and Jacques Villeneuve representing the team. Franck Montagny conducted tyre development ahead of the final three flyaway races.

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded a three-day test at Silverstone in Great Britain, with Franck Montagny and Jacques Villeneuve representing the team.

Franck Montagny conducted tyre development ahead of the final three flyaway races. Although conditions were windy, he completed a significant number of laps, conducting tyre comparisons in the morning before working on endurance runs in the afternoon.

Jacques Villeneuve completed a positive second day of testing with the team. During the morning he once again focused on optimising his driving position in the car, but subsequent work focused on initial set-up changes as he began learning more about the R24. He finished the day third fastest.

After the day's testing, Villeneuve commented:

"Today was another step forward as I continued learning about the car. This morning was quite difficult as I was still moving about in my seat, and therefore could not feel the car's handling as well as I needed to, but we solved the problem. We made some initial set-up changes this afternoon and things looked positive, I was able to attack in the car and I am pleased with the time we set. The team has given me a great welcome this week, and I am very pleased with how the last two days have gone."

Franck Montagny, R24-05, 88 laps
Jacques Villeneuve, R24-07, 66 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Franck Montagny
Teams Renault F1 Team