San Marino GP: Renault Friday test notes

Renault Friday private test session Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering "We had a very tough test session. We lost quite a lot of time firstly with a mechanical problem on Jarno's car, which forced us to swap him to the T-car, which...

Renault Friday private test session

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering

"We had a very tough test session. We lost quite a lot of time firstly with a mechanical problem on Jarno's car, which forced us to swap him to the T-car, which luckily had a race configuration. Allan's car also encountered a problem in the middle of the test session and so our productivity today was relatively low. Having said that, we have gathered some data on the different types of tyres and we know well in which direction to work in order to improve the set ups of our cars."

Allan McNish, test driver

"Basically, during this morning session, we could work in quite good weather conditions. We had just started our programme when, on turn 9, I made a mistake and touched both the inside and outside curbs which meant I spun and we had to cut the session short. However, we were able to get some useful information with the 20 laps I did. I think we put a good base for the rest of the weekend."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager

"We started our test session on a very dusty track. We ran a heavy programme with three cars on the track. Unfortunately owing to the problems on Jarno's and Allan's cars we couldn't finish our programme as planned: overall, we didn't have a productive test session."


Jarno Trulli: R23-03
Fernando Alonso: R23-04
Allan McNish: R23-00

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Allan McNish , Fernando Alonso