Renault: Melbourne will be an anxious weekend!

In the aftermath of the problem packed final Formula 1 pre-season test in Bahrain, albeit less so than the first two editions at Jerez and Bahrain, Renault has released a Q&A with Renault Sport F1 Deputy Managing Director (Technical) Rob White.

How was the second Bahrain test from a Renault perspective?
White: The aim of the last test session before Australia was to recover some of the lost ground from the previous test sessions and to rehearse the grand prix. We wanted each of our four teams to be able to approach a normal race weekend without having to improvise any of the procedures or operations needed. We can’t escape the fact that we did not complete the entire programme with all the teams and that some Melbourne preparations are incomplete. On the up-side, we have done some of everything, with simulations of qualifying sessions, starts, race distances and long stints and it is fair to say that once again we have made some real progress. We have cured or found workarounds for some of the problems that we had previously identified. New problems revealed as we ran more have added to the unsolved items, and have disrupted running, which is disappointing for our teams.

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