Platzhalter Motorsport

Panasonic Toyota Racing

Jerez Test Day 2

Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Jarno Trulli
Track Length: 4.423km

Panasonic Toyota Racing continued working at Jerez for the second day of this week's four-day test. On another sweltering day under the Andalusian sun, Jarno Trulli returned to the cockpit of the TF108. After yesterday's work on 2009 tyres he switched focus back to this year's car, concentrating on preparations for next week's Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. He spent the morning working on set-up for the Hungaroring, before switching to aerodynamic comparisons in the afternoon. Overall he put in 81 laps on a trouble-free day of running. Timo Glock will take over tomorrow, having received the all-clear to drive after his heavy accident at the German GP.

Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF108-04
Best lap time: 1m 20.534s
Position: 7th
Total laps: 81
Total distance: 352.3km

"After yesterday's preparations for 2009, today we went back to this year's work. Our focus for the day was the Hungarian Grand Prix, looking at set-up this morning because the afternoons here are too windy and too hot for that. After lunch we worked on aerodynamic correlation between the circuit and the wind tunnel. We tested some of the aero package for Hungary and there is more to come later in the week. We made it through a lot of laps and made progress. Today wasn't about looking for lap times but about improving the car. We are in a close fight for 4th in the constructors' championship and that is what we want to achieve."

Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"The heat continues to be so strong here that we changed our programme around today. We carried out our set-up work for the Hungarian Grand Prix in the morning while the track was in its best condition. After lunch we concentrated on aerodynamic comparisons for the same race. The Hungaroring is one of the highest downforce tracks on the calendar so we worked on the package that we will use there. It's been a productive day with no major problems."