Spanish GP: Renault Friday test notes

Renault Spanish Grand Prix Friday test session Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: "Our Friday testing policy proved to be very useful as both Jarno and Fernando had to use the T car, due to an engine failure (Fernando)...

Renault Spanish Grand Prix Friday test session

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Our Friday testing policy proved to be very useful as both Jarno and Fernando had to use the T car, due to an engine failure (Fernando) and steering problems (Jarno). Having four cars running enabled to complete our programme this morning successfully and we learnt a lot."

Allan McNish, Team test driver:

"It was actually a very good session for me. I completed my programme and I managed to do some extra work as well. We did some very long runs on the tyres to work out the best compromise for the circuit, which is predominantly a tyre and aerodynamic circuit. I think we have now a very good base-line for the chassis and also for the tyres."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"Our programme has been hampered by an engine problem on Fernando's car and by a chassis problem on Jarno's. Only Allan was able to complete his programme as planned. We experienced a reliability engine failure, but we are not worried because this was a minor problem."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish