F1 »

Petrov enjoying better tyre knowledge

Vitaly Petrov second quickest for Renault on the third day of testing in Barcelona
Vitaly Petrov insists he is getting a better understanding of the new Pirelli tyres after a solid performance on the third day of F1 testing in Barcelona.

Overnight rain gave Petrov his first chance to sample Pirelli's intermediate tyre during the morning after a series of long runs on track before he worked on set-up during the afternoon.

Having lost time earlier in the week to a KERS-related issue, the Russian was able to complete more than 90 laps with his quick time during a short run towards the end of the day.

“We used the intermediates to begin with and it was one of our first opportunities to do a lot of laps with them,” he said. “The only issue we had was warming them up because it was very cold early on. The plan was to do a race distance in the morning and we managed quite a lot of long runs while the track was wet. Then, we put the slicks on just before lunch and started improving the set-up.

“We learned a lot of new things and I'm starting to understand the tyres more and how to get the most from this car.”

Petrov's solid day on track came after he told Renault they could rely on him to perform this season in the absence of the injured Robert Kubica [See separate story HERE].

To view times from the third day of running in Barcelona, CLICK HERE.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
19.02.2011- Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31
18.02.2011- Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31
19.02.2011- Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, R31
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jerome Stoll (FRA) Renault Sport F1 President
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Renault Sport F1 Team group photo, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
26.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
26.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
26.11.2016 - Alain Prost (FRA) and Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.