Renault Jerez test notes 2004-07-15

Franck Montagny and Fernando Alonso in action, with engine and tyre testing on the programme. Chassis programme Fernando spent the day testing tyres for Hockenheim and Budapest. He conducted endurance work on the tyre options retained ...

Franck Montagny and Fernando Alonso in action, with engine and tyre testing on the programme.

Chassis programme
Fernando spent the day testing tyres for Hockenheim and Budapest. He conducted endurance work on the tyre options retained following Montagny's tyre test yesterday, obtaining clear answers from the programme.

Franck conducted performance runs as he continued tyre testing from yesterday.

Engine programme
Ahead of the impending summer test ban, both drivers tested engine evolutions for Hockenheim and beyond. Fernando evaluated developments for the forthcoming German race, while Franck concentrated on longer term development.

Other information
The team passed the 30,000km mark for testing in 2004 during this morning's running.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"Both Fernando and Franck were happy with the car today, and ran competitively during the day. We obtained clear answers on the tyre programme, and also conducted promising engine development work. Our test will conclude tomorrow, with Heikki once again taking the wheel of chassis 06, while Franck conducts development work on aerodynamic parts destined for the German Grand Prix."

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R24-06
125 laps, 553 km
Best time: 1:18.283

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R24-05
105 laps, 465 km
Best time: 1:18.427

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny , Fernando Alonso