Renault Valencia test notes 2005-01-26

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team continued testing the new R25 today at Valencia, with Fernando Alonso at the wheel. Giancarlo Fisichella once again drove last year's R24, but both drivers' work was complicated by inconsistent conditions, with ...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team continued testing the new R25 today at Valencia, with Fernando Alonso at the wheel. Giancarlo Fisichella once again drove last year's R24, but both drivers' work was complicated by inconsistent conditions, with unusually cold temperatures and strong gusting winds.

Fernando Alonso completed little running during the morning, owing to electrical problems, but after they had been solved, he was able to begin putting mileage on the new car. The windy conditions made it impossible to make a reliable judgement on the car's handling, but the Spaniard reinforced his positive first impressions from yesterday.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"Our programme with the R25 was delayed by electrical problems this morning, but we prefer to be cautious and thorough at this early stage of running the car, and we took time to identify and solve the problems. Fernando began running more normally at the end of the day, but conditions were not good at this time: I think all the teams struggled with the gusty winds today. We haven't begun working on set-up or performance runs yet, and those will be our aims for tomorrow."

Giancarlo Fisichella continued tyre development in the R24, but the unpredictable weather conditions made it almost impossible to collect reliable data.

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R25-02
30 laps, 120 km
Best time: 1:12.093

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: R24-08
78 laps, 313 km
Best time: 1:11.127

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team