Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2004-05-13

Sunshine and showers in France, but Franck Montagny makes progress with set-ups and tyre compounds during a busy programme. Chassis programme Montagny worked on set-ups during the morning, making good progress. In the afternoon, on a wet...

Sunshine and showers in France, but Franck Montagny makes progress with set-ups and tyre compounds during a busy programme.

Chassis programme
Montagny worked on set-ups during the morning, making good progress. In the afternoon, on a wet circuit, he managed to conduct evaluation of electronic developments.

Tyre programme
Montagny completed a compound programme in the morning, and had begun a second when it began to rain in the afternoon.

Other Notes
The circuit was used in 'Monaco' configuration, a twistier version than yesterday. Weather was good until mid-morning when a large storm broke, making running impossible. Montagny completed several more short runs at the end of the day.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"A positive day overall for the team. We finally managed to get a full day's work done, and that allowed us to make good progress with the R24. Franck evaluated Monaco tyres and the compounds looked promising. The car seems quick here, and we hope our final day at Paul Ricard tomorrow will prove as productive."

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R24-04
Best time: 1:11.437, 93 laps

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