23 February 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team completed its second day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Jolyon Palmer at the wheel of the R.S.16. Jolyon completed 42 laps with a best time of 1min 26.189secs.
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: R.S.16 - 01
Weather: Cold and sunny. Ambient 8°C - 20°C Track 9°C - 27°C
Programme: Installation assessments, initial set-up work.
Laps Completed: 42
Classification: 10, 1:26.189
Interruptions: Power unit
Kevin Magnussen will make his Renault Sport Formula One Team debut behind the wheel of the R.S.16 for the first of two days’ testing.
“The positives from today are immediately apparent. We were able to run a good programme in the morning, covering a lot of what we wanted to do. The car feels good and forgiving and provides a great baseline for us to work forwards. Unfortunately we did stop running early in the afternoon, but my overall analysis of today is most certainly positive.”
Remi Taffin, Engine Technical Director:
“After steps overnight from both factories to work around yesterday’s software issues, we ran a positive programme this morning where we were able to collect data on the chassis and power unit side. In the afternoon we experienced an early power unit component failure which ended our running. We were able to diagnose the issue easily as it was an area we knew there could be a weakness and we will have a solution in hand.”