Mixed results for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team at the end of the first day's practice for the Austrian Grand Prix. The team conducted a typical Friday programme, working on race set-up as well as tyre choice. Both drivers completed a significant...
Mixed results for the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team at the end of the first day's practice for the Austrian Grand Prix. The team conducted a typical Friday programme, working on race set-up as well as tyre choice. Both drivers completed a significant amount of running, finishing the day in 14th (Jenson Button) and 17th (Jarno Trulli) positions.
Jarno Trulli, 17th position
"A normal day during which we conducted our basic race preparation. While testing the different tyre compounds, we succeeded in finding a decent set-up, even though there's still some work to do on the balance. Overall, it was a good day for me."
Jenson Button, 14th position
"I had a difficult time today, struggling with the balance which is something we need to work on some more. We still haven't finalised our tyre choice, but we know the direction we need to work in tomorrow. I now have to wait for the next sessions to try out what we hope will be the answers to our difficulties."
Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
"As is usual in Austria, it was necessary to take account of changing track conditions during the first day. Today, we worked towards a good race balance for both cars. Although the times don't look too good, the field is very close, and we are nevertheless pleased to have completed our usual conscientious preparation for the race."
Denis Chevrier, Head of Race Engineering (Engine), Mild Seven Renault F1 Team
"On the engine side, the team experienced a typical Friday. We didn't have any particular problems as we worked on fine-tuning the engine mapping and testing some software developments. We will now conduct a thorough analysis of the day's work in order to improve the performance of our package."