Renault Valencia test notes 2003-11-25

Chassis programme Jarno Trulli conducted a full brake development programme and some aerodynamic development during the morning session, completing 78 laps. This was followed by a routine engine change and installation runs at the end of the ...

Chassis programme
Jarno Trulli conducted a full brake development programme and some aerodynamic development during the morning session, completing 78 laps. This was followed by a routine engine change and installation runs at the end of the day.

Franck Montagny was driving the R23B for the first time at this circuit. His programme focused upon set-up work for the circuit, and chassis systems development.

The first part of the day was also devoted to driver acclimatisation after six weeks without testing.

Engine and transmission programme:
RS24 systems development, including driver familiarisation with manual upshifts and downshifts in preparation for 2004 regulations

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"A successful first day of winter testing for the team. Both drivers needed a few runs this morning to get re-acclimatised with the car, but after that, we had a productive session. Jarno completed a brake development programme during the morning, while Franck concentrated on testing chassis systems. All in all, it is good to be running again, and we look forward to a useful week's work."

Franck Montagny
Best time: 1:11.829

Jarno Trulli
Best time: 1:11.938

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Franck Montagny