Another productive day for Kubica at Abu Dhabi

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F1 Test, test session, Yas Marina Circuitae

The Renault Formula One Team completed a final day of testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi as Robert Kubica remained behind the wheel of the R30 to continue evaluating the new Pirelli tyres.

Robert Kubica: “It has been quite a productive day and it’s good to complete so many laps on the new tyres. Like yesterday we ran with both compounds and collected a lot of data, which will be useful for us and for Pirelli as well. Overall it has been a positive couple of days and now we have to try and extract as many conclusions as we can from the data. My initial feeling is good and it seemed that the tyres got better as the track conditions improved throughout the day.”

Technical Debrief with Alan Permane, Chief Engineer: “We’ve had a second useful day on the Pirelli tyres and managed to complete medium length runs on both the soft and medium compounds without any significant issues. This allowed us to start understanding the tyre characteristics and assess the degradation rates. We struggled with some understeer today, which we never totally got rid of, so we still need to try and understand that. Over the next couple months we will continue building our relationship with Pirelli by exchanging data so that we’re ready for winter testing to resume next February.”