Team talk: Day one at the first test

Renault

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test One - Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain

Jolyon Palmer (11th, 1:29.356, 37 laps)
โ€œIt was great to take to the track for the first time in the car I will race this season. We didnโ€™t have too exciting a programme to run through today and it was somewhat disjointed, but it was the first day of testing and weโ€™ve completed valuable aspects of the pre-season build-up today. Iโ€™m looking forward to getting more running in the car tomorrow.โ€

Nick Chester, chassis technical director
โ€œToday saw the first steps of the R.S.16, a car that has been delivered by everyone at Enstone and Viry to a very short and exacting timeframe. We were circumspect with our programme today but it was a testament to all the hard work from everyone involved that we could take to the track at 9am. We did experience a number of growing pains today, mainly on the software side, and weโ€™re looking forward to getting some more laps on the board tomorrow.โ€