Trulli impressed by team's work

Trulli impressed by team's work

Jarno Trulli was 'seriously impressed' by the work of Renault after testing the interim chassis at Barcelona last week, the early version of next year's R23. The mechanical components of the current chassis are all 2003 spec, including the engine...

Jarno Trulli was 'seriously impressed' by the work of Renault after testing the interim chassis at Barcelona last week, the early version of next year's R23. The mechanical components of the current chassis are all 2003 spec, including the engine and gearbox, and Trulli had no problems at all while running the car.

Jarno Trulli tests the hybrid Renault R202.
Photo by Renault F1.
"It's too early to say anything," the Italian told the Renault website when asked of his first impressions. "We weren't going after performance, but rather a shakedown and making a first assessment of the new parts. From that point of view, we weren't disappointed: the car ran like clockwork from start to finish."

"There were no problems, the temperatures stayed at the right levels for more than 500km: that's already a step forward. Quite honestly, I was seriously impressed by the Team's work. I finished the session feeling pleased - it might be a hybrid car, but there are more new parts on it than old. It's a good sign for the future."

Trulli is partnered by young Spanish star Fernando Alonso in 2003 and Renault are due to launch the R23 on January 20th in Lucerne, Switzerland. Trulli and Alonso will then run the car at the Paul Ricard circuit in France a few days later.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso