Japanese GP: Renault Friday notes

A trouble-free Friday for Renault Jarno Trulli, 9th position "It was a good first day for us. The session was productive as we tried different car set-ups and tyre comparisons and we were able to complete our programme without encountering any...

A trouble-free Friday for Renault

Jarno Trulli, 9th position

"It was a good first day for us. The session was productive as we tried different car set-ups and tyre comparisons and we were able to complete our programme without encountering any problems. Tomorrow, we will have to try and get closer to the top teams. I am quite optimistic because we have a new qualifying engine and we seem to be going in the right direction with the car set-up. "

Jenson Button, 12th position

"A normal day for me. We worked on tyre evaluation and I was able to run quite a lot of laps. Now we need to make few adjustments to the car and hopefully tomorrow we will be in a position to qualify nearer to the leaders."

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"Today we concentrated entirely on our race set-up, evaluating two types of tyres. Although the result of the comparison was very close, we feel we now know which way to go. In addition to the routine set-up work, even at this late stage of the season, we have been able to evaluate changes to the car specifications, with very satisfactory results"

Denis Chevrier, Head of Race Engineering (Engine), Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"We had a trouble-free Friday session. We made slight adjustments on the mapping and calibration of the engines. In respect to the competitors, I think we seem to be in reasonable shape, even though it's difficult to know the amount of fuel they have. We are quite confident for tomorrow, as we will have a new spec of engine, which is a better qualifying engine than the one we had in Indianapolis. "

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jenson Button
Teams Renault F1 Team