Benetton Magny Cours test 2001-09-05

The Mild Seven Benetton Renault Sport team started a three day test at Magny Cours today. Jenson Button will be working on general chassis tuning for the final three races of the season, including some new aerodynamic parts. The testing of the...

The Mild Seven Benetton Renault Sport team started a three day test at Magny Cours today. Jenson Button will be working on general chassis tuning for the final three races of the season, including some new aerodynamic parts. The testing of the B201 will also incorporate some experimental parts aimed at the R202 for next year. A comprehensive tyre programme will also be conducted which will include further wet testing continuing on from the Barcelona test. This will take place on Friday when the team's test driver Mark Webber will take over the testing duties. Mark is suffering some discomfort from his F3000 accident at the Belgian Grand Prix but is confident he will be fit to drive on Friday.

Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director
"We had a valuable day's testing that was cut slightly short due to an engine problem on Jenson's car. This morning Jenson was evaluating different suspension geometry's looking at the 2002 car and also concentrating on general set-up work for the start of the test. Our lap times are again very competitive and overall it was a pleasing day, engine problem aside."

Times:
Juan Pablo Montoya BMW Williams 1.15.366 sec 45 laps
Jenson Button Mild Seven Benetton Renault Sport 1.15.401 sec 45 laps
Marc Gene BMW Williams 1.15.606 sec 74 laps
Nick Heidfeld Sauber 1.15.620 sec 47 laps
Tomas Enge Prost 1.16.322 sec 63 laps

-Benetton

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Sauber , Williams , Benetton