Bahrain – 20th February 2014
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi, car #10
Total laps: 66
Kamui Kobayashi: “It was good to be back in the car and even though we had quite a few interruptions in the morning with a telemetry issue, we still completed 66 laps which is another useful day’s work.
“It’s still too early to know where we really are, but being able to build the mileage every day is the only way we’ll be able to get the most out of the car. Reliability is going to be so important this year, and it’s good that the issues we’ve had here have been fixed well enough to allow us to keep running. It’s also good to finish the day with a relatively quicker lap, but even though everyone knows laptimes don’t really mean anything in the tests, it’s good for the team to start to see us unlocking some of the car’s performance.”
Cedrik Staudohar, Track Support Leader, Renault Sport F1: “From our side today was comparatively problem-free. We completed another decent number of laps and continued to unlock the Power Unit’s performance, working steadily to improve driveability and outright pace. Tomorrow Marcus is in the car and we would obviously like another clean day to give him the maximum time to continue his familiarisation with the 2014 car. We have a lot more pure performance to come and the plan is to continue building as we go through the tests, so tomorrow we would like more of the same that we saw from Kamui and the team today.”