Renault Barcelona test notes 2004-04-06

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action at Barcelona with the R24; the first verdict on the new engine and chassis developments. Chassis programme Trulli tested the new aerodynamic package, which performed as expected. However, he was unable...

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action at Barcelona with the R24; the first verdict on the new engine and chassis developments.

Chassis programme
Trulli tested the new aerodynamic package, which performed as expected. However, he was unable to complete any timed laps during the afternoon session owing to a hydraulic problem on chassis 05. Alonso conducted set-up work with the R24, experimenting with new settings and finding some useful steps forward.

Tyre programme
Alonso conducted a short compound test, but did not find any progress.

Engine programme
Trulli ran the new specification engine, and found it represented a good improvement over its predecessor.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Overall, we had a reasonable first day in Barcelona. The new developments ran without problems on Jarno's car, and performed as we had predicted. We will continue to learn about them during the rest of the week. Tomorrow, both drivers will run the new engine specification: Jarno will complete a race distance, while Fernando will concentrate on tyre and set-up work."

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R24-04
101 laps, 468 km
Best time: 1:15.269

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R24-05
55 laps, 255 km
Best time: 1:15.622

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso