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Engine improvement boosts Renault 15 Apr 2004

Renault R24. Jarno Trulli, Renault, Jerez testing, 8 January 2004 Jarno Trulli (ITA) runs the Renault R24 for the first time. Formula One Testing, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 19-23 January 2004. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R24.
Malaysian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19 March 2004

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso left the Barcelona test last week feeling very happy with the latest engine improvements that Renault will have for the San Marino Grand Prix next week.

The upgrade to the RS24 V10 has realised a significant performance increase which will enable the team to adopt a more aggressive strategy for the rest of the season.

"The latest version of the engine felt a lot better than the unit we used in the first three races",Trulli commented."I feel very encouraged for Imola and the rest of the year."

The team will also introduce a number of aerodynamic improvements which they hope will close the gap between them and Ferrari as the championship moves into its European leg.