Renault Silverstone test notes 2004-09-15

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today continued testing at Silverstone, with Fernando Alonso and Jacques Villeneuve representing the team. Fernando Alonso, R24-07, 110 laps Jacques Villeneuve, R24-05, 68 laps The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team...

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today continued testing at Silverstone, with Fernando Alonso and Jacques Villeneuve representing the team.

Fernando Alonso, R24-07, 110 laps
Jacques Villeneuve, R24-05, 68 laps

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team today continued testing at Silverstone, with Fernando Alonso and Jacques Villeneuve representing the team.

Fernando completed 110 laps, almost two race distances at the Northamptonshire circuit, and concentrated on tyre development for the final races of the season. He completed short performance runs in the morning and then longer endurance evaluations after lunch.

Jacques Villeneuve began acclimatising himself to the Renault R24 during today's running. The day's programme was designed to give Jacques an opportunity to familiarise himself with the R24, and he therefore conducted eight long runs during the day, varying between four and nine laps, while also working to achieve a comfortable driving position within the car. His times improved steadily as the day advanced and he completed a total of 68 laps.

After the day's running, Villeneuve commented:

"We had a good first day, although it wasn't about chasing quick times: the first priority was to get a comfortable driving position within the car, and we have worked away at that all day. I had expected things to be more difficult physically because the lap-times are a lot faster than when I last drove in F1, and Silverstone is possibly the most physically demanding circuit of all, but I feel fine. The R24 seems a nice car and handles well, but our aim today was to begin learning about the car - we did not work on set-ups at all. Overall, we made good progress."

<pre> DRIVER TEAM LAPS BEST Raikkonen McLaren 58 1'16.156 Button BAR 100 1'16.725 De La Rose McLaren 89 1'17.083 Panis Toyota 95 1'17.266 Sato BAR 72 1'17.266 Zonta Toyota 124 1'17.649 Gene Williams 71 1'17.721 Alonso Renault 110 1'17.807 Schumacher Williams 40 1'18.393 Villeneuve Renault 68 1'19.063

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Fernando Alonso
Teams McLaren , Williams , Renault F1 Team