Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2004-05-12

Rain at Paul Ricard today, with wet tyre and software testing for Franck Montagny. Chassis programme Montagny conducted limited development of onboard electronic systems in the wet conditions. He completed a restricted mileage in the ...

Rain at Paul Ricard today, with wet tyre and software testing for Franck Montagny.

Chassis programme
Montagny conducted limited development of onboard electronic systems in the wet conditions. He completed a restricted mileage in the morning before rain began, conducting basic set-up work.

Tyre programme
In the prevailing wet conditions, Montagny concentrated on wet tyre development for the forthcoming race at Monaco.

Other Notes
The circuit was used today in a Canada simulation configuration. Tomorrow, a shorter layout will be used which will allow testing of elements of the Monaco high-downforce package, and if conditions are dry, tyre performance testing for the coming races.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"It was unfortunate to begin our test with a wet day after our recent test at Silverstone was adversely affected by the weather, but we made the best use possible of the day, testing tyres and software. We will hope the weather will improve tomorrow in order to evaluate new car and tyre developments in optimum conditions."

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R24-04
Best time: 1:35.583, 36 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Franck Montagny