Renault: Jerez testing report, day 2 

Written by David on February 13th, 2008 at 10:19 pmLast Update: February 13th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Renault R28The ING Renault F1 Team remained in Jerez today to continue its winter testing program in preparation for the new season. Conditions were warm and sunny, but windy conditions remained throughout the day and the team had to adapt its program accordingly. The team continued to operate a two-car program, with Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet on driving duty.

Alonso experienced some minor problems in the morning, but had a trouble-free afternoon and was able to test parts that were not affected by the windy conditions. Piquet operated a similar program, with set-up work in the morning, and then completed some longer runs in the afternoon. At the same time he was able to conduct the usual test procedures, including installation laps, starts, and pit-stop practice.

For the final day of running tomorrow, Piquet remains in the car and will be joined by fellow Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi, who will build on the work he completed with the team yesterday.

Fernando Alonso: “Like all teams here we struggled with the very windy conditions. But we tried to make the most of the day and tested some important parts of the car that were not affected by the wind. So we did some useful work, but we will have to concentrate on the performance of the car later on in February.”

Nelson Piquet: “We carried out the same programme as yesterday, which went well, although we had to cope with the wind, which was not ideal. Still, we covered lots of laps and I completed a race distance in the afternoon, just as we did yesterday. It has been good to cover so many miles in the last couple of days as it is important for my preparation as a race driver, and hopefully tomorrow we will be able to continue doing that.”

source: ING RenaultĀ 

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