Renault Valencia test notes 2003-11-26

Report from day 2 of winter testing at Valencia. Chassis programme Trulli tested mechanical suspension components to be used on the R24. Montagny spent the day evaluating new differential software (specifically, the differential 'control ...

Report from day 2 of winter testing at Valencia.

Chassis programme
Trulli tested mechanical suspension components to be used on the R24. Montagny spent the day evaluating new differential software (specifically, the differential 'control strategy'). He also worked through different damper configurations aimed at the R24.

Tyre programme
Compound testing for Trulli. Valencia is a circuit suitable for testing the medium area of the compound range, used at such tracks as Melbourne. Trulli tested a range of new compounds, two of which already look promising.

Other notes
Weather conditions were extremely windy in the afternoon, slowing lap times by as much as two seconds.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"Another successful programme, although we did not achieve the same mileage as yesterday. Jarno concentrated on testing tyre compounds, conducting both short runs for ultimate performance and longer runs focusing on consistency, with promising results. Franck's work on the differential control strategy is already showing equal performance to the existing strategy, and holds potential for further development."

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R23-06
66 laps, 264 km
Best time: 1:10.406

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R23-05
68 laps, 272 km
Best time: 1:11.206

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Franck Montagny