Renault Jerez test notes 2006-07-20

The Renault F1 Team continued its test programme in Jerez today, with Heikki Kovalainen and Jose Maria Lopez in action for the team. As this is the final test before the August testing ban, Heikki Kovalainen continued with an intensive tyre ...

The Renault F1 Team continued its test programme in Jerez today, with Heikki Kovalainen and Jose Maria Lopez in action for the team.

As this is the final test before the August testing ban, Heikki Kovalainen continued with an intensive tyre development programme in order to make selections for Germany, Hungary and Turkey by the end of the week.

Much like yesterday, Jose Maria Lopez continued running in low downforce configuration in order to accumulate mileage on these components. The Argentine has now completed his testing for the week, and will be replaced tomorrow by Fernando Alonso, who will also focus on tyre development with Michelin.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer Christian Silk:

"We had a mixed day in Jerez, with Heikki completing his entire programme -- and Jose experiencing a number of problems. Heikki did a lot of tyre work, signing off selections for the next races, and completed his planned programme. Jose's car suffered from a number of problems during the day, and he completed fewer than 50 laps. However, in those he was able to achieve the primary objectives for the day, and will hand over to Fernando tomorrow."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Heikki Kovalainen , Jose Maria Lopez
Teams Renault F1 Team