Renault Paul Ricard test notes 2006-03-24

Final day of testing for the Renault F1 Team at Le Castellet. The Renault F1 Team today completed its three-day programme at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France, with Heikki Kovalainen once again taking top spot at the wheel of his...

Final day of testing for the Renault F1 Team at Le Castellet.

The Renault F1 Team today completed its three-day programme at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France, with Heikki Kovalainen once again taking top spot at the wheel of his Renault R26.

After overnight rain, the team made the most of a damp track early in the day to evaluate chassis and engine set-ups in the semi-wet conditions. Once the circuit was useable with dry tyres, Heikki focused on set-up development, and continued with tyre evaluation for Michelin.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We only ran with one car this week, but that allowed us to really focus our programme and get a lot done. Heikki has had a very successful test and obtained a lot of good results on set-up directions and tyres."

"The reliability has been generally excellent, and we have unearthed a few small problems that we can now help the race team avoid. In a week when other teams have been hampered by poor conditions elsewhere in Europe, we have been lucky with the weather, and made the most of our three days' work."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team