Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi
Track Length: 4.423km
THAT FRY-DAY FEELING
Panasonic Toyota Racing today wrapped up its four-day test at Jerez with another solid day of work in the heat of the Spanish sun. Third driver Kamui Kobayashi was in the cockpit, continuing the work begun by Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock earlier in the week. Kamui spent the morning preparing for the coming race at the Hungaroring. He carried out further aero comparisons as track temperatures again reached the high Fifties in the afternoon beforea late run on the 2009 Bridgestone slicks. Toyota will now switch its attentions to next week's Hungarian Grand Prix wherethe teamwill look to make a return to the points.
Kamui Kobayashi - Chassis TF108-04
Best lap time: 1m 20.878s
Total laps: 90
Total distance: 398.1km
"That was a busy day of testing for us and it went well. We spent most of the day working towards the race in Budapest next week and we made good progress. Late on we switched our attentions to Bridgestone's slick tyres for 2009. The track obviously changes quite a lot during the day here, becoming more difficult for testing in the heat of the afternoon, but we weren't looking for lap times. We had a lot of different aero parts to try, we completed our programme and we collected some useful data."
Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"This has been another positive week of testing here. It is of course helpful to have stable weather, even if the extreme heat means we have pushed to maximise our running time in the morning sessions. Today Kamui did further work on aerodynamics for the Hungarian Grand Prix anda runon next year's slick tyres. We made it through a lot of useful work with no major issues. Now we will push for a strong result next week in Budapest."