Renault Valencia test notes 2003-11-27

Report from day 3 of winter testing at Valencia. Chassis programme Chassis testing was primarily conducted by Montagny. He continued work on rear suspension modifications for 2004 as well as his work on damper characteristics, with very positive...

Report from day 3 of winter testing at Valencia.

Chassis programme
Chassis testing was primarily conducted by Montagny. He continued work on rear suspension modifications for 2004 as well as his work on damper characteristics, with very positive results. Both cars continued testing components of the 2004 running gear, and have now amassed considerable mileage on these parts without any problems.

Tyre programme
Trulli focused on tyre testing, looking at a number of new constructions as well as re-checking changes that were made during the year. This work was in line with expectations, and among the new constructions, one appears better both in one-lap performance and consistency on longer runs.

Other notes
Tomorrow, Montagny will conduct wet testing with a single car.

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering:

"We did a significant amount of mileage, completing more laps than any of our competitors today. The circuit appeared to get slightly slower in the afternoon, but we had a productive day even so. The developments Franck has tested have increased the car's stability, while Jarno has been very happy with the car throughout the test."

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R23-06
112 laps, 448 km
Best Time: 1:10.416

Franck Montagny
Chassis: R23-05
126 laps, 504 km
Best time: 1:11.031

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Wurz

McLaren

1:11.152

Briscoe

Toyota

1:11.928

Webber

Jaguar

1:12.122

 

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Franck Montagny
Teams McLaren , Renault F1 Team