Renault Monza test notes 2003-09-03

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today completed its first day of testing in Monza, Italy, in preparation for next week's Grand Prix. With race drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action, the team completed 154 laps, the equivalent of nearly...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today completed its first day of testing in Monza, Italy, in preparation for next week's Grand Prix. With race drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso in action, the team completed 154 laps, the equivalent of nearly 3 race distances.

The day's programme included the first run of the low downforce package destined for the upcoming race, tyre evaluation and engine development work. In spite of rain during the late morning, the day was deemed productive by Technical Director Mike Gascoyne.

"It was a useful day at Monza," commented Mike. "We successfully evaluated the new low downforce package, and completed a significant amount of tyre development, focusing on constructions and compounds for the race. Jarno also ran with an uprated engine specification today."

"Both drivers completed their programmes, although Fernando was less happy with his car balance than Jarno. Tomorrow, we will continue with our tyre development and also concentrate on general set-up work for the Grand Prix."

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team will complete its finish tomorrow, Thursday 4 September. Both race drivers will once again be in action.

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R23-01
84 laps (487 km)

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R23-01
70 laps (405 km)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Mike Gascoyne
Teams Renault F1 Team