Double world champion Fernando Alonso completed the first laps in Renault’s all-new R28. In Valencia Alonso completed his first laps when the weather cleared up. Under the eyes of many Spanish fans in the grandstand Alonso completed his first laps without any major problems.
Monday’s test session got underway at 09.00 but as Williams test driver Nico Hulkenberg drove towards the end of the pitlane the team and later the track marshals decided it wouldn’t be safe to go out on track. And thus the R28 debut also got delayed. Just after lunch Fernando Alonso steered the team’s 2008 contender on track for its shakedown.
The R28 doesn’t look much different that Renault’s R27. The biggest change there is to see is the car’s new front wing.