Maria de Villota became the first female driver to test for a contemporary Formula 1 team since Katherine Legge in 2005, when she drove a Renault at Paul Ricard earlier this month.
Using a two-year-old R29, the daughter of former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota, completed more than 180 trouble-free miles in the run, which had been organized to allow her to familiarize herself with the systems and environment of a grand prix car.
"As a female driver, I was very happy to get the opportunity to drive in a Formula 1 car," said the 32-year-old Spaniard. "Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motor racing and has always been a dream for me.
"The running went very well – conditions were ideal, and the team made me feel at ease straight away," she added. "It did not take too long to get used to the car and, after I felt comfortable with it, I was able to start pushing and, as a result, really enjoyed the experience."
Renault team principal Eric Boullier said of the test: "We were delighted to offer Maria the chance to drive in the R29. As a team, we pride ourselves on our ability to assess new talents and offer different drivers opportunities with us.
"Maria did exactly what was expected of her; she took things one step at a time, and achieved some very reasonable lap times, not putting a foot wrong all day."