Renault lose track time with gearbox problem

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

While the weather went good again and track situations were ideal, the Renault R30 suffered a gearbox problem during the installation lap which prevented the team to do any further running in the morning. Robert Kubica then covered 107 laps in the afternoon.

Robert Kubica: “In the morning we lost a lot of track time with a technical problem. In the afternoon we tried to do a race distance, which was interrupted, but we did cover a lot of laps. Afterwards we just did a couple more runs for set-up work to try and improve the car a bit more.”

Alan Permane, Chief Engineer: “Our final day of testing was a mixed one as we suffered a problem with the gearbox on the installation lap, which limited our running. We managed to get back out at the end of the morning to evaluate some new aero parts and also worked on improving the set-up of the car. For the afternoon we tried to cover a race distance, and although it was interrupted, we did cover the desired number of laps. To end the day we returned to our set-up programme.”

Circuit: Barcelona
Length: 4.6 km
Driver: Robert Kubica
Chassis: R30-03
Total Laps: 107 laps
Fastest Lap: 1:23.175