January shakedown for new Renault The Renault F1 Team finished its 2007 test program on the Jerez circuit last week and in accordance with the agreement reached last year between all the teams, a total of 30 000 kilometers private testing is allowed per team per season, so more than ever it is vitally important to optimize every lap.
In January 2008, everybody will start from scratch and all the teams will again have a quota of 30 000 kilometers for the year. Below is the team’s schedule between now and the Australian Grand Prix.
- January 22-24: Valencia (first shakedown of the R28), - February 1-3: Barcelona, - February 12-14: Jerez, - February 25-27: Barcelona
The ING Renault F1 Team has scheduled 8 sessions as follows - bearing in mind the fact that weather or technical priorities may lead to a change of plan.
- April 14-16: Barcelona, - May 14-16: Paul Ricard, - June 11-13: Barcelona, - June 25-27: Silverstone, - July 9-11: Hockenheim, - July 23-25: Jerez, - August 27-29: Monza, - September 17-19: Jerez.
So three weeks before the start of 2008 the test team already knows its destinations. The logistics have been taken care of, plane tickets and hotel rooms have been booked. In every area of F1 success is not down to coincidence or luck. Organization and painstaking attention to detail often make the difference.
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