Panasonic Toyota Racing brought the first part of its Bahrain test to a close today with Jarno Trulli and Kamui Kobayashi resuming work on set-up and development items on day three. Both drivers looked at different mechanical set-up options, gathering important information for the team to study in order to get more out of the TF108. Kamui also completed some practice pit stops and neither driver suffered any reliability problems which enabled both to complete all their planned work on a warm and sunny day. The team will remain in Bahrain for another three-day test which starts on Saturday, with Jarno and Timo Glock at the wheel.
Jarno Trulli- Chassis TF108-03
Best Lap Time: 1min 32.145s
Total laps: 97
"This was a better day for us because we had no technical problems and the weather improved quite a bit. We completed a lot of laps which was important because we had quite a few things to test and we needed to get some information about the different mechanical set-ups. Everything went well and we are making progress but we still have to push hard to continue this improvement.
Kamui Kobayashi - Chassis TF108-02
Best Lap Time: 1min 32.265s
Total laps: 53
"Today was successful and I did all the work we had planned. The weather has improved here since Monday, when I last tested, and that made for better track conditions, especially as there was much less wind today. This was my last day in the car until Barcelona later this month so I hope Timo and Jarno can continue to find improvement during the rest of our time in Bahrain.
Pascal Vasselon, Senior General Manager Chassis "We can be pleased with today’s work, which was mainly focused on mechanical set-up for race conditions. We wanted to investigate several options and we now have a lot of data to study which will help us. It has been a very useful three days. Even if we did not get temperatures in the very high range we have had very good weather conditions and we have been able to test all day long during the three days. The only minor downside is it tends to be a bit windy but that was better today and all in all we have done some good work.