Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2006-03-23

Day two of the Paul Ricard test for the Renault F1 Team, with Heikki Kovalainen in action for the French team. After a productive opening day of in-season testing, the Renault F1 Team continued with its development programme today at Le...

Day two of the Paul Ricard test for the Renault F1 Team, with Heikki Kovalainen in action for the French team.

After a productive opening day of in-season testing, the Renault F1 Team continued with its development programme today at Le Castellet. Today's running built on yesterday's successful start, with Heikki Kovalainen completing a mammoth 213 laps as he worked on tyre evaluation with Michelin.

The season may have started two weeks ago, but the Renault F1 Team -- fully aware of the strategic importance of the early European races -- is working flat out to maintain its current advantage.

Heikki Kovalainen completed medium distance runs today at the wheel of chassis R26-04, setting fastest time of the day in 1:04.400. The session will conclude tomorrow, with the next test scheduled from 5 to 7 April, once again at Paul Ricard.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We had a very productive day once again, without any problems at all. Heikki ran a lot of laps, and looked quick. Our work centred around developing yesterday's tyre programme, and we made more good progress."

"Heikki was very pleased with the car, and the entire team worked very hard to make sure we got the most out of every run. We know these are crucial test session, with respect to the coming races."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team