Renault Duo Looking to Stronger Saturday

Renault drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso are hoping for a stronger result in tomorrow's qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Renault Duo Looking to Stronger Saturday

Renault drivers Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso are hoping for a stronger result in tomorrow's qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Italian Trulli was the fastest of the drivers from the French squad, posting the seventh fastest time of the session at a track where Renault are not expected to be as competitive as in previous races.

"A trouble-free day for me," said Trulli. "The car is handling OK, but we still have some work to do in order to find more speed. Having said that, we are where we expected to be in the overall standings."

Spaniard Alonso, the winner of the Hungarian Grand Prix three weeks ago, had to make do with eighth position, but like Trulli the youngster is looking to a better result in the grid-deciding session tomorrow.

"For my timed lap, the car was a little nervous in the chicanes and I had a bit too much understeer," explained Alonso. "With this low-downforce set-up, it is hard for us to be competitive with our usual rivals.

"For tomorrow, we must look to improve the overall grip of the car, close the gap to those in front and get a better grid position in order that we can fight for a good result in the race."

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