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Barcelona Testing, Day 3, 27/02/2008


By Renault F1
February 27 2008

The ING Renault F1 Team completed its final day of pre-season testing today at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The team enjoyed good weather throughout the day with warm and sunny conditions allowing the team to complete an uninterrupted programme. The team was running two R28s with Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet remaining in the cars to complete their final laps before the opening race of the season in Melbourne.

Both drivers completed set-up programmes in the morning and then long runs in the afternoon, which provided another chance for the mechanics to run through pit stop drills. With good reliability and the collection of valuable data, the team has enjoyed another productive day. Both drivers completed over a 100 laps, with Nelson covering the most of any driver with 128.

Now the team’s attention turns to Melbourne and the new season. Both drivers will travel to Australia at the end of next week to complete some fitness training and to acclimatise to the time difference. Meanwhile, back at the factories in Enstone and Viry Châtillon, the team will continue working hard on the development of the R28.

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer: “We had a large programme to complete over the three days, and we were quite ambitious with what we were working on. For the most part we managed to complete everything we wanted and we have completed all our homework in time for Melbourne.

“Between now and the first race we need to tidy up the cars as much as possible; get all the new parts on the cars that we have looked at during testing to get them into race specification. Obviously we still have a lot of work to do from these three tests because we’ve had three tests back-to-back and not had much chance to analyse the data and understand what has happened. So that is what will happen back at the factories; there will be an element of thinking about what has happened over these tests and taking using that information for the first race.”
 

DRIVER

TEAM

BEST

LAPS

1

TRULLI

Toyota

1’20.801

81

2

COULTHARD

Red Bull Racing

1’21.258

76

3

ROSBERG

Williams

1’21.293

77

4

KOVALAINEN

McLaren

1’21.309

87

5

WEBBER

Red Bull Racing

1’21.368

81

6

PIQUET

ING Renault F1 Team

1’21.443

114

7

ALONSO

ING Renault F1 Team

1’21.454

128

8

NAKAJIMA

Williams

1’21.796

124

9

RAIKKONEN

Ferrari

1’21.933

80

10

HAMILTON

McLaren

1’22.011

103

11

GLOCK

Toyota

1’22.155

66

12

FISICHELLA

Force India

1’22.233

102

13

MASSA

Ferrari

1’22.286

49

14

KUBICA

BMW

1’22.299

93

15

BOURDAIS

Toro Rosso

1’22.457

98

16

SUTIL

Force India

1’22.521

107

17

HEIDFELD

BMW

1’22.624

61

18

BUTTON

Honda

1’23.754

89

19

WURZ

Honda

1’24.154

109

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Barcelona Testing, Day 3, 27/02/2008
Discussion started by Renault Rockets (IP Logged), 27/02/2008 22:50
Renault Rockets
Renault Rockets
27/02/2008 22:50
Barcelona Testing, Day 3, 27/02/2008

Duffer
Duffer
28/02/2008 11:48
Wurz is a lemon.

fisi_forever
fisi_forever
01/03/2008 19:40
Honda is a lemon,Fisico a star in a FI!

Fisichella
Kristien
04/03/2008 18:28
fisico has had a brilliant pre season in the force india. lets hope he has a good year

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