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Barcelona Testing, Day 1, 14/04/2008


By Renault F1
April 14 2008

The ING Renault F1 Team was back in Europe today to complete the first of four days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona in Spain. The team made the most of beautiful conditions throughout the day to begin its preparations for the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks time.

Nelson Piquet was on driving duty today as the team experimented with several upgrades to the R28. The young Brazilian spent the day evaluating the changes to the car, and completed some general set-up work in preparation for the Spanish Grand Prix.

The team will continue with the programme for the rest of the week as Fernando Alonso joins the team for the next couple of days, while Nelson returns to the cockpit on Thursday.

Nelson Piquet: “It was another good day of work. The track conditions were good, so there were no problems there and we had a productive morning. Unfortunately I lost some time in the afternoon and so I did not do as many laps as I would have liked. We tried some new things but the more interesting work will come later in the week.”

Christian Silk, Chief Test Engineer: “The morning programme ran very well and so it was a solid day of work with the only delay coming at lunchtime. The car is working very well and the factory has made a huge effort to get the car ready for this week. We just need to carry on this good work for the rest of the week.

 

DRIVER

TEAM

BEST

LAPS

1

MASSA

Ferrari

1 :18.339

77

2

WURZ

Honda

1 :21.059

75

3

DE LA ROSA

McLaren

1 :21.566

113

4

HEIDFELD

BMW

1 :21.679

105

5

PIQUET

ING Renault F1 Team

1 :21.913

91

6

COULTHARD

Red Bull Racing

1 :22.193

59

7

NAKAJIMA

Williams

1 :22.431

72

8

GLOCK

Toyota

1 :22.590

93

9

LIUZZI

Force India

1 :22.846

91


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