Platzhalter Motorsport

Panasonic Toyota Racing

Monza Test - Day 2

Jarno Trulli continued preparations for his home Grand Prix at Monza and took advantage of another sunny day with good track conditions to work through a busy programme. With the original fast Hockenheim layout no longer a part of the F1 schedule, Monza demands a unique set-up in terms of aerodynamic efficiency for maximum straightline speed, with drivers having to cope with lower levels of downforce than they are used to elsewhere. Aerodynamic changes are a compromise between time gained on the straight and time lost under braking and Jarno took advantage of the full day to establish his personal preferences. Timo Glock concludes the test for the team tomorrow.

Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF108-04
Best Lap Time: 1min 24.158s
Position: 9th
Total laps: 77
Total distance: 446.061km
"It was a productive day working through the usual things for Monza, where I hope we can maintain the form that we have been showing and which has taken us to fourth place in the Constructors' Championship. We concentrated mainly on the important things for this track, which are an efficient aerodynamic set-up, good braking feel and the need to feel comfortable over the kerbs. I'm satisfied with progress."

Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"We carried on with the programme that we started yesterday, concentrating on set-up and tyre work and doing more experimentation with the brakes and brake balance. That was the main thrust of the schedule, it all went to plan, we didn't run with low fuel and we achieved everything we were aiming at. We changed an engine but that was for homologation purposes and was scheduled."