Panasonic Toyota Racing
Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up
Toyota's Best Spanish GP qualifying: 4th, Ralf Schumacher, 2005Toyota's Best Spanish GP race result: 3rd, Jarno Trulli, 2005Take Note: The TF108 features a major aerodynamic upgrade here, including changes to the front wing, engine cover, chimney and rear wheel rim covers Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)Summary: Ran free from technical problems en route to 14th placeP1 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.141s (+2.492s) Laps: 15P2 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.224s (+1.289s) Laps: 34 "Today was a bit of a struggle for us. It was windy out there and that helped make the car hard to set up. So we will have to go through the data and try to understand where we can improve for tomorrow. My test here last week was disrupted by the weather but overall it looked promising so I'm confident that we can keep moving forwards. Our results this year show we have a strong car and like most teams we have a new package here. Now we need to keep doing our job well throughout the weekend to get a good result."
Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-06)Summary: Struggled for balance and ended the afternoon in 20thP1 11th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.002s (+2.353s) Laps: 21P2 20th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.883s (+1.948s) Laps: 40 "It was hard work out there today. The car went well at last week's test but the track feels completely different now and there is a general lack of grip. It is the same for everyone but it was a struggle to find the right balance for most of the day until we made a change for the last run. That was an improvement but now we will have to work hard to find the right direction for tomorrow and the race."
Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test "That was a difficult day. We struggled a bit to find the right balance for the car, which is disappointing after having tested here last week. Conditions have changed since then and there is less grip but we will now have to look at the data from today and last week and make improvements for tomorrow. Nevertheless I don't think it is as bad as the timesheets show today. There are some cars around us which can give us a good reference so I'm not too concerned about the car's performance."
Panasonic Toyota Racing, featuring... Life Away from the CircuitWhether it is giving interviews, posing for photographs or appearing at sponsor functions, Panasonic Toyota Racing's Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock are kept busy all year round.Starting out on his career in karting, it is safe to assume Timo did not dream of driving a 350kmh race car in a city centre - at night. But that is what he did only a few weeks into life at Toyota. "It was pretty special," says Timo of his work for the team's annual marketing film. "It was tricky because it's tight and slippery and we had to be careful. But the run over the bridge was exciting and I enjoyed driving between the buildings."Some engagements are more fun than others, as Timo found out in Australia on the eve of his race debut for the team. His 10 hours of appearances gave him a crash course in the driver's off-track demands; countless interviews, training with an Australian Rules football team, visiting a local Toyota plant and trying out a Toyota Auris rally car on a dirt track. "I am happy to help and sometimes I get a nice surprise," says Timo. "Driving the rally car was the most fun - I even went back after the media had left and had another go!"For a full version of this feature, in text or video format, please visit the broadcast room of www.toyota-f1-world.com.