Renault Jerez test notes 2005-03-11

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded testing at Jerez in southern Spain. The circuit was wet during the morning following overnight rain, and the team therefore conducted limited running. However, Kovalainen did run Michelin's latest...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today concluded testing at Jerez in southern Spain.

The circuit was wet during the morning following overnight rain, and the team therefore conducted limited running. However, Kovalainen did run Michelin's latest wet tyre, a product he had not tested so far.

The sun broke through around lunchtime, which saw the circuit dry quickly and the team make good progress with its tyre development programmes, focusing principally on Bahrain and longer-term development. Montagny primarily conducted performance runs, while Kovalainen concentrated on endurance runs.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We concluded our short session in Jerez with a productive day's work. As soon as the circuit had dried, we were able to run trouble-free and to take a good step forward with our tyre development. We mainly looked at solutions for the coming races, and were once again pleased with the performance and promise of the Michelin tyres."

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R25-05
92 laps, 1:18.216

Heikki Kovalainen
Chassis: R24-08
85 laps, 1:19.980

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team