Nelson Piquet has played down speculation of continuing driver disparity within the Renault team.

Nelson Piquet has played down speculation of continuing driver disparity within the Renault team.

The 23-year-old Brazilian began the French squad's test at Barcelona on Monday, but he then handed over to Fernando Alonso, who will remain in the R29 for the remainder of the four-day session.

Piquet dismissed suggestions that his 1:3 test day ratio alongside the 2005 and 2006 world champion this week indicates his role as a lesser member of the Enstone based team.

"It is normal that Fernando tests more days; he has a lot of experience and his information is very valuable to the team," he is quoted as saying by the Spanish newspaper Diario Sport.

Sport pointed out that, of the ten teams present at the Circuit de Catalunya, Alonso is the only driver to have been scheduled more than two days in the cockpit.

 

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