New boys run for Renault

Romain Dumas and Tiago Monteiro were given their first chances in Formula 1 at Barcelona yesterday both men running for the Renault F1 team. Dumas impressed with his quick ability to adapt to F1 power while Monteiro did not make such an impression although he did a workmanlike job.

The team is in the process of deciding who it will take on as a test driver for the coming season with Sebastien Bourdais expected to be another possibility for the job.

The test in Spain also saw Ralph Firman running with BAR and German F3 champion Gary Paffett testing for McLaren.

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