2009 Singapore GP, practice: Renault quotes 

Written by Nick on September 25th, 2009 at 6:52 pmLast Update: September 25th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Bob Bell: “Today didn’t quite go as planned. Romain had an accident in the first session which ruined a good part of that session. When he came out in the second session he had other issues with the car meaning that he didn’t get as much running as he would have liked. Today was all about giving him time on the circuit so this was unfortunate. For Fernando, his day was difficult as he had a lot of oversteer and lacked rear-end grip. So overall it wasn’t an easy day but we’ll work overnight to get on top of the balance issues and ensure we have a better balance tomorrow.”

Fernando Alonso: “Today we completed a normal Friday programme for a street circuit. The track was very dirty and slippery in both the sessions, which always makes it difficult to learn about the car and improve the balance and I had a lot of oversteer. However, I think we made the most of the track time available and we are in reasonable shape for tomorrow.”

Romain Grosjean: “Today was my first experience of the Singapore circuit. Unfortunately I made a small error in the first session which cost me a lot of time. Then in the afternoon we had several mechanical problems, which limited my running. Despite all this, I tried to learn the circuit, which is particularly difficult. We still have a lot of work to do but it will be possible to find some more speed for tomorrow. I also hope that the practice starts we did today will help us for the race.”

source: Renault

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