R23 making concrete progress

This week saw the Renault F1 Team conduct the first evaluations of the R23 in its definitive aerodynamic configuration, at Barcelona in Spain. The results proved more than encouraging. Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, ...

This week saw the Renault F1 Team conduct the first evaluations of the R23 in its definitive aerodynamic configuration, at Barcelona in Spain. The results proved more than encouraging. Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, explains:

"Since last November, we have been using an interim version of the R23 in order that our aerodynamicists had as long as possible to work on the definitive package for Melbourne. The gains we have found in the wind tunnel have been very high. We have never made as much progress in the area of aerodynamics during an off-season.

"Our work at the track confirmed this: the lap times and the feedback from the drivers were the proof. We are very pleased with the results. The R23 represents concrete progress for the Renault F1 Team," continues Symonds.

"We had intended this week at Barcelona to be a key test session, but the weather prevented us from completing too much useful running. That means we will be running at Silverstone next week, where we will conduct reliability work and also shake down the R23 chassis before Melbourne. The cars will then be packed up and ready to fly out to Australia next Thursday."

-renault-

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