The so-called filming day are becoming a valuable weapon for teams of Formula 1 that, by not being able to test private for free, are forced to take advantage of any loophole in the regulation, in order to accumulate miles in their cars.
have Already done it previously teams like Sauber, Mercedes, Ferrari, Toro Rosso, and on this Saturday the 25th here at the Circuit de Catalunya have been able to witness the first few kilometers of Renault RS17 with Jolyon Palmer at the controls.
These sessions, initially planned to make recordings for advertising purposes, also serve to carry out the first checks on the cars and able to fix small bugs of the systems that may arise. Yes, the tires are especially designed for exhibitions and do not provide the grip that the usual competition, so that the lap times and feelings are not representative at 100%.
Previously, Renault rolled with the RS01 of 1977, driven by Jean-Pierre Larrousse, although under the rain that poured the previous day.
The R. S. 01 (and one of our showcars)! pic.twitter.com/R7fhLFhwsT
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) February 24, 2017
First ever installapery done for the A. S. 17. From Tuesday’s UK launch to on-track action today in Spain. Mega job! pic.twitter.com/Sagq3C5At1
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) February 25, 2017
Thoughts? We can tell you it’s harder to catch them with our little phone than it was last year!!! pic.twitter.com/rFxbrNr8eA
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) February 25, 201