Canadian GP: Renault Friday test notes

Fernando Alonso topped the times in the private test session on Friday morning. Jarno Trulli was fourth and Allan McNish fifth. Allan McNish, test driver: "We completed our standard programme this morning, concentrating primarily on tyre ...

Fernando Alonso topped the times in the private test session on Friday morning. Jarno Trulli was fourth and Allan McNish fifth.

Allan McNish, test driver:

"We completed our standard programme this morning, concentrating primarily on tyre comparisons. Unfortunately, because the circuit was extremely dirty -- perhaps more so than any other circuit we have been to so far this year -- we were unable to draw any definitive conclusions from our work. In spite of this, though, everything went according to plan and we were still able to complete a good amount of mileage, which will be useful as we look ahead to scoring points in the race."

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Another productive session even though we were hampered by the very poor track conditions. The balance of the cars seems reasonable, even though the grip level is very low. However, both types of tyre are working well and we will make our final choice later."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"An opening session in which we were able to follow our programme as planned. We had no incidents on either the technical or the sporting side and, given that we completed over 600km between the three cars, we can consider as a good start to the weekend and a mine of useful information for our work ahead."

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