Renault Valencia test notes 2006-02-17

The third and final day of testing in Valencia saw the Renault F1 Team's week close on a productive note. The Renault F1 Team today completed three days of testing at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki ...

The third and final day of testing in Valencia saw the Renault F1 Team's week close on a productive note.

The Renault F1 Team today completed three days of testing at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen in action for the team in two R26 chassis.

Giancarlo spent the day working on exploring set-ups with the R26, completing the team's first day of detailed set-up work this winter. A minor hydraulic leak delayed his programme in the middle of the day, but he nevertheless completed 83 laps during an encouraging day's work.

As for Heikki Kovalainen, the Finn completed 161 laps, split between a race distance during the morning and tyre evaluation this afternoon. He did not encounter any technical problems.

In total, the two Renaults completed 244 laps, which equates to nearly 1000 km.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer:

"We finished this session on the right note: a high-mileage day with competitive performance from both cars. Giancarlo completed our first full day of detailed set-up work, and although we had a minor problem with the car, this was quickly solved and we found some very promising directions for the future."

"As for Heikki, he once again ran trouble-free and did plenty of miles on his tyre programme. Overall, we had a good week: we have discovered some promising development directions, and completed nearly 3000 km."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Renault F1 Team