European GP: Renault Friday test notes

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso were first and second fastest in the Friday test session. Allan McNish was sixth. Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: "We lost some time this morning when Allan's car stopped with a...

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso were first and second fastest in the Friday test session. Allan McNish was sixth.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"We lost some time this morning when Allan's car stopped with a throttle problem, but by swiftly re-arranging our programme, we obtained the tyre information we required. The balance of the cars is not good at the moment, with both of them suffering from too much understeer. However, the new engine specification is working well."

Allan McNish, test driver:

"Obviously, it is disappointing not to have completed a full session, especially as we had a busy programme this morning. Nevertheless, the team worked hard to get me out in the T-car in order to complete the necessary tyre testing. We still have some work to do for the race, but it's a good start to the weekend."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"The typical aim of a Heathrow session is tyre evaluation for the weekend ahead, and this morning was no exception. From an engine perspective, we concentrated on validating the new engine specification and making detail adjustments to it. In spite of Allan's incident, which forced him into the spare car, we managed to transfer many of our tests onto this car. Overall, we made good use of this morning's session, which has put us in a good position for the rest of the weekend."

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