China Friday quotes: Renault

Fernando Alonso - 19th: "Although we are at the bottom of the timesheets, I don't think we should be too worried as we concentrated more on race configuration today. Tomorrow morning in the third free practice session we will be preparing for qualifying and so I think we can remain optimistic for the rest of the weekend

China Friday quotes: Renault

"We need to try to reach Q3, as we did in Malaysia, and aim to score as many points as possible. I think overall today we struggled to find the right set-up, but even looking at the times, we still have high hopes for this weekend."

Nelson Piquet - 16th: "The track conditions were quite poor early on but later in the day things were a bit better. We improved the car between the two sessions, but we still need to find more performance and I'm still not totally happy with the set-up. So we still have a lot of work to do tomorrow morning to make sure we get the most from qualifying."

Technical Debrief with Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering

Track conditions: The track was a bit dusty this morning to start with, but it soon picked up.

Chassis balance: The car has a little bit of oversteer, but we worked on the balance of the car and made some improvements.

Tyre performance: The super-soft tyre is performing better than we expected. The medium tyre still remains the better race tyre.

Problems encountered: We haven't encountered any particular problems today.

Outlook for the rest of the weekend: Clearly there is work to do but we have more improvements to fit to the car tomorrow. So we are hopeful of moving up the order.

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