Palmer debuts Renault’s first Formula 1 car in over six years

Jolyon Palmer completed 37 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Renault Sport Formula One Team completed its first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Jolyon Palmer debuting Renault’s first Formula 1 car in over six years. Jolyon completed 37 laps with a fastest lap time of 1min 29.356secs.

What’s Next?

Jolyon Palmer will be in action once more tomorrow.

Jolyon Palmer: “It was great to take to the track for the first time in the car I will race this season. We didn’t have too exciting a programme to run through today and it was somewhat disjointed, but it was the first day of testing and we’ve completed valuable aspects of the pre-season build-up today. I’m looking forward to getting more running in the car tomorrow.”

Nick Chester, Chassis Technical Director: “Today saw the first steps of the R.S.16, a car that has been delivered by everyone at Enstone and Viry to a very short and exacting timeframe. We were circumspect with our programme today but it was a testament to all the hard work from everyone involved that we could take to the track at 9am. We did experience a number of growing pains today, mainly on the software side, and we’re looking forward to getting some more laps on the board tomorrow.”

Renault Sport Formula One Team

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona February testing
Sub-event Monday
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Jolyon Palmer
Teams Renault F1 Team
Article type Testing report