San Marino GP: Renault race notes

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli finished today's San Marino Grand Prix in sixth and thirteenth places. Fernando Alonso: "A perfect finish to a good weekend for me. Today I couldn't hope for a better result. The car felt very good, I was ...

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli finished today's San Marino Grand Prix in sixth and thirteenth places.

Fernando Alonso:

"A perfect finish to a good weekend for me. Today I couldn't hope for a better result. The car felt very good, I was competitive from the start and it was great to be able to race and fight with the top teams. I am very happy and optimistic for my home race in Spain, in two weeks."

Jarno Trulli:

"Today, it was good to get to the end of the race, to confirm the reliability of our car. I am obviously frustrated, because although I didn't encounter any particular problem, to race in the T-car, which wasn't set up for me, made it impossible to make any progress during the race. It's a consequence of the new rules and I must accept them. I will have to put this behind me and I am already looking forward to the next race."

Flavio Briatore, Managing Director:

"A rather positive weekend for the team. It's very encouraging to have confirmed the reliability of our engines and to have scored three more points on this very difficult circuit. We are very satisfied."

Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director:

"It was a very competitive race. Fernando made an excellent start and drove a very strong race. We decided to change our strategy from three to two stops during the race and he was consistent and kept his position, which is very pleasing for him. Jarno's weekend was ruined by problems on his car, which forced him to qualify and race in the T -car, which wasn't set up for him."

"He wasn't happy with the balance of the car and unfortunately he couldn't progress. However -overall - a big satisfaction for the team, who maintains a 100% finishing record since the start of this season. It's great to bring home some more points at this race, where we didn't think we would be very strong."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"This was a straightforward race, with no accident on the track and no mechanical problems for us. Fernando was able to put into practice what we expected from him, by fighting with the top teams and finishing into the points. For the first time, we don't have both cars scoring points, but Jarno's race had been already compromised yesterday. The problems continued even on the starting grid and his race was uneventful."

Jarno Trulli: R23-03
13th, best lap 1:25.444
Fernando Alonso: R23-05
6th, best lap 1:23.844

T-car: R23-01

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Flavio Briatore , Mike Gascoyne