Fisi: Valencia test crucial

New Renault signing Giancarlo Fisichella believes that this will be a crucial week for the French manufacturer to find out how good its new R25 is

Fisi: Valencia test crucial

Renault, which has high hopes for the season ahead and whose upper management has targeted multiple race wins and a title attack, will be present for a three-day test in Valencia this week, alongside the new cars of McLaren, Williams, BAR, Toyota and Ferrari's 2004M.

"I know that I will have lots of work to do in the next few weeks before the first race, but I feel confident - and tomorrow we will have the answers because we will be at Valencia with the other teams," said Fisichella.

"I am optimistic. I drove the car in Valencia for one day and already the feedback was good for a first run," he said. "I got down to a 1m11s which is quite reasonable for a first lap time.

"The car appears better than last year's, it is better in terms of rear-end stability and the engine is a little bit stronger so the package is better than last year."

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