Renault Barcelona test notes 2006-02-23

A productive second day of testing for the Renault F1 Team in Barcelona. Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella continued today their testing programme on the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona. In spite of very cold track conditions, the French...

A productive second day of testing for the Renault F1 Team in Barcelona.

Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella continued today their testing programme on the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona. In spite of very cold track conditions, the French team's two drivers completed their tests without any major problems and were highly competitive all day long.

Fernando Alonso covered a race distance in the morning and showed very good levels of performance and consistency during his runs. Then he continued his programme, focusing on set up changes, especially regarding aerodynamics.

Giancarlo Fisichella completed a major set up programme today. He performed very well and ultimately took the second fastest lap time of the day: 1:13.969.

Fernando Alonso:

"We made some good improvements for the first races. The car is good, well balanced and I think we identified some interesting directions with Michelin for the beginning of the season. I am confident and I am now impatient to compare our performances with the other teams in race conditions".

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"I think I completed today an important part of my testing program and I am really happy with our results. My performances were good and the directions we are taking regarding the car development especially seem to be very satisfying. It was a very good day of testing".

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We had a very satisfying day today as we completed our programme on both cars without any major problem. We especially worked on the preparation of the first races because the start of the season is now very close."

"The lap times and the results of the tests we did today are good and the drivers were both very happy with the balance of the car. We are very pleased, and our results give the team even more motivation to continue pushing hard".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team