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20 April 2005
World Series by Renault
Official Test Paul Ricard, 19 April 2005

19 drivers in one second!

The Circuit of Paul Ricard HTTT is the scene of the teams and drivers’ last chance to prepare for the World Series by Renault, testing over two days before the season starts in earnest on May 1, in Zolder. Carlin Motorsport, Pons Racing and Dams have headed the list of times, showing the vast array of talent involved in this all-new championship. 19 drivers packed in one second and the Aussi star Will Power setting a new lap record of 1.14’909, at an average speed of 191.2km/h.

Will Power (Carlin Motorsport) recorded the best timed lap today using the 3C-type track solution (3.841 km) at Paul Ricard, setting a new lap record for the Formula Renault 3.5 of 1.14’909 in the process. “The new car has much more downforce, it’s a completely different car! We have improved on the best registered lap with the former Dallara Nissan cars (1.16’7-Robert Kubica) by almost two seconds”.


Even before the kick-off of this season’s racing, the World Series by Renault championship has once again provided evidence of the closeness and sheer talent of the 29 entered drivers: Carlin Motorsport, Pons Racing and DAMS occupy the leading positions with Power, Vallés and Maldonado separated by only 0.02 seconds!!

Eurointernational is at the head of the “Italian Armada” as 7 Italian teams are taking part in testing. Antonio Ferrari explains it all: “We have solved all our little problems and even with used tyres we were 8th overall, which is proof enough of our progress. I’m really happy about today’s results”.

In the news, the Brazilian driver Jaime Melo has also been testing today with Victory, due to his contract with the Italian team as a development driver. On the other hand, it seems that Partiva Sureswaren has some budget problems and could be replaced by another driver, so Great Dame Racing may now be open to future discussions about a driver spot for them.

Result
Pos. No. Driver Team Chassis Nat. Time Gap Laps
1 4 POWER, Will CARLIN M.S. F.RENAULT AUS 1:14,909 96
2 5 VALLES, Adrin PONS RACING F.RENAULT SPA 1:14,927 00,018 83
3 23 MALDONADO, Pastor DAMS F.RENAULT VEN 1:14,965 00,056 101
4 16 PAGENAUD, Simon SAULNIER R. F.RENAULT FRA 1:15,358 00,449 86
5 28 FLEMING, Colin JENZER MS F.RENAULT USA 1:15,116 00,207 91
6 22 DANIELSSON, Alex DAMS F.RENAULT SWE 1:15,201 00,292 68
7 3 ZUBER, Andreas CARLIN M.S. F.RENAULT AUT 1:15,358 00,449 90
8 1 MONDINI, Giorgio EURO INTERNATIONAL F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,454 00,545 85
9 18 WINKELHOCK, Markus DRACO MR. USA F.RENAULT GER 1:15,458 00,549 62
10 15 GOMMENDY, Tristan KTR F.RENAULT FRA 1:15,590 00,681 67
11 21 SALIGNON, Eric CRAM COMP. F.RENAULT FRA 1:15,597 00,688 75
12 30 PROETTO, Stefano INTERWETTEN.COM F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,620 00,711 68
13 19 MONTANARI, Christian DRACO M.R.USA F.RENAULT RSM 1:15,647 00,738 52
14 20 PASINI, Damien CRAM COMP. F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,704 00,795 92
15 29 LAROSA, Daniel INTERWETTEN.COM F.RENAULT GER 1:15,706 00,797 79
16 27 PILET, Patrick JENZER MS F.RENAULT FRA 1:15,718 00,809 81
17 6 MIGUEZ, Celso PONS RACING F.RENAULT SPA 1:15,729 00,820 72
18 24 SURESHWAREN, Parthiva GD RACING F.RENAULT IND 1:15,737 00,828 101
19 2 MENEGHELLO, Matteo EUROINTERNATIONAL F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,795 00,886 90
20 12 BELLAROSA, Ivn AVELON FORMULA F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,947 01,038 90
21 9 TOCCACELO, Enrico VICTORY ENGIN. F.RENAULT ITA 1:15,966 01,057 97
22 32 TEDESCHI, Giovanni RC MOTORSPORT F.RENAULT ITA 1:16,002 01,093 95
23 14 LAGEN, Jaap Van KTR F.RENAULT NED 1:16,009 01,100 45
24 10 KOSTKA, Tomas VICTORY ENGIN. F.RENAULT CZE 1:16,162 01,253 81
25 17 FUKUDA, Ryo SAULNIER R. F.RENAULT JPN 1:16,382 01,473 66
26 31 CHANDHOK, Karun RC MOTORSPORT F.RENAULT IND 1:16,793 01,884 126
 
 

 

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