Platzhalter Motorsport

Panasonic Toyota Racing

Barcelona Test Day 4

Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Drivers: Jarno Trulli
Track Length: 4.655km

After three days of successful dry testing, the rain finally arrived on cue this morning at the Circuit de Catalunya. Shortly after Jarno Trulli completed his installation lap the heavens opened and the circuit was drenched by heavy rain that continued throughout the morning. The downpour stopped at lunchtime, after which the teams ventured out onto the track. Unfortunately more showers followed, further shortening the running time in the afternoon.Unlike other teams, Jarno did no running on dry tyres.The Toyota team will return here next week for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF108-05
Best lap time: 1m 32.150s
Position: 8th
Total laps: 18
Total distance: 83.8km

"We knew that rain was forecast for today so we didn't expect to be able to make too much progress. When we finally did some running we put in a few laps of wet set-up but with the track changing so much it is always hard to draw too many conclusions. When we return here next week the conditions will be different again. But we have had some solid days of testing here this year so we can head into the race with confidence."

Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"Our weather forecasts were unfortunately accurate so the rain has been the major factor today. We were expecting it but as always it makes meaningful testing difficult. After lunch we did some brief work on wet set-up to try and learn what we could. The week's test has nevertheless been useful and we have prepared well for next week's Spanish Grand Prix."