Team talk: Day three at the second test

Renault

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Test Two - Day 3 - Barcelona, Spain

Jolyon Palmerย (10th, 1:26.224, 98 laps)
โ€œI watched Kevin notch-up so many laps over the past few days that when my day didnโ€™t start to plan I was thinking โ€˜why me?!โ€™ Once we sorted the gearbox problem it was great to complete a race simulation without issues. The car feels good and it was annoying to miss out on 100 laps for the day by a mere two laps! I think the team has made good progress with the car since we arrived here last week. Iโ€™m looking forward to getting some lower fuel runs as well as a full programme tomorrow.โ€

Bob Bell, Chief Technical Officer
โ€œWe set out to have a good day with Jolyon after the frustrations he experienced losing time behind the wheel last week. It didnโ€™t go to plan in the morning with a gearbox issue which means he missed out on the lower fuel simulations we had planned. The crew in the garage did a great job to get the car back in action for the afternoon, enabling a full race distance to be completed, resulting in aย strong recovery after a frustrating start.โ€