Spanish GP: Renault Friday qualifying notes

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso finished second and tenth in Friday's qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix Jarno Trulli: "I had a perfect car this afternoon, thanks to the whole team. This morning we were quite busy, sorting out minor...

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso finished second and tenth in Friday's qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix

Jarno Trulli:

"I had a perfect car this afternoon, thanks to the whole team. This morning we were quite busy, sorting out minor problems and working on a series of different things on the car. It all paid off with this very positive second place."

Fernando Alonso:

"This morning's session, although we had a slight delay, was very useful because we learnt a lot about tyres and car set- up. This afternoon my lap was good and I am confident that we have a more competitive car than in Imola. Tomorrow's qualifying should be good for us."

Pat Symonds, Executive Engineering Director:

"Overall a very successful day for us. We knew we would be more competitive here than at the previous race but Jarno's result today went beyond our expectations, and we are very pleased for him. Fernando's car didn't quite have the speed required but we think there will be no problem in getting him into a good position tomorrow. It looks very encouraging for us."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"An excellent performance from Jarno. This morning's session was somewhat troublesome and maybe the gap we had this afternoon between the two drivers is the result of that. Now we have to bring Fernando's performance up, to be able to place both cars in a competitive position on the grid."

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R23-03
2nd, 1:17.149

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R23-04
10th, 1:18.100

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso