Austrian GP: Renault Friday test notes

In the Friday testing session for the Austrian Grand Prix, Renault drivers Jarno Trulli, Fernando Alonso and test driver Allan McNish were 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: "Even though this is a ...

In the Friday testing session for the Austrian Grand Prix, Renault drivers Jarno Trulli, Fernando Alonso and test driver Allan McNish were 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Even though this is a quite short circuit, todqy our 3 cars today have run an amazing amount of 172 laps. As expected, the track conditions were quite poor at the beginning of the test session but by the end of the session we were getting some good tyre data. We were also able to do some long runs with Allan testing one of our possible race tyres."

Allan McNish, test driver:

"It was very cold this morning and so the circuit had very little grip. Nevertheless we had an extremely productive morning completing our programme as scheduled. It was also the first official run of the latest specification of the engine which, I think, is an improvement. We did some other work with aerodynamics. I think it could be a good base for the whole weekend."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"As usual, it was a busy testing session. From the engine point of view, we checked the reliability of the latest evolution: we had a trouble free session even though the track conditions were colder than normal, for our data gathering purposes. Overall, a satisfying and interesting session."

Jarno Trulli R23-03
Fernando Alonso R23-04
Allan McNish R23-00

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Allan McNish , Fernando Alonso