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Renault Valencia test notes 2005-02-03

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded this week's test session at Valencia, Spain. Both race drivers continued their development programmes with the new R25. The team had planned to conduct race simulation work today, but a...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded this week's test session at Valencia, Spain. Both race drivers continued their development programmes with the new R25.

The team had planned to conduct race simulation work today, but a high number of red flags, combined with a mechanical failure on Fisichella's car during his simulation, meant that plans were changed.

Both drivers thus worked on an experimental comparative set-up programme, exploring their team-mate's set-up solutions, and both found some interesting directions in which to work at the upcoming tests in order to optimise the performance of the R25. Tyre testing also continued ahead of the opening races of the season.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We made more good progress this week with the set-up of the car, and today's comparative programme allowed us to make further advances in our understanding of the R25. Overall, we are very pleased with the car's performance: we know that it is sound and quite competitive. We are still experiencing some problems, but that is normal at this stage of the season, and we will begin testing solutions next week in Jerez."

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R25-02
50 laps, 200 km
Best time: 1:10.309

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: R25-03
67 laps, 268 km
Best time: 1:10.501

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