Monaco GP: Renault Thursday test notes

Jarno Trulli, Allan McNish and Fernando Alonso were first, fourth and fifth fastest in the private test session. Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering: "Although we experienced some problems with the race cars, we were able to gather...

Jarno Trulli, Allan McNish and Fernando Alonso were first, fourth and fifth fastest in the private test session.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Although we experienced some problems with the race cars, we were able to gather plenty of very useful data on race set ups and tyres with our third car. Overall we are quite happy with what we have achieved in this morning test session."

Allan McNish, test driver:

"The circuit was obviously very slippery this morning but we found a good balance for the car. We were able to complete our tyre programme, which is critical in Monaco. During the session we also verified some of the other changes we had introduced last week during testing at Paul Ricard. On this circuit, it's always a matter of balance between pushing to go through a time lap and trying to keep the car into one pace. We had a very constructive session and we are now looking forward to watching the one-lap qualifying this afternoon."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"We conducted a routine programme with Allan's car, whereas the two race cars had some problems. From an engine point of view, we did some interesting set ups but the track was very dusty at the beginning and so we couldn't exploit this private session as much as we would have liked."

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