Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Timo Glock
Track Length: 4.423km
JEREZ COMES THE SUN
Timo Glock returned to the track today for Panasonic Toyota Racing as the team completed its three-day test at Jerez. After yesterday's heavy rain, the conditions improved a lot today and there were no further interruptions for showers. Timo carried out a programme of aero comparisons for the coming races including Singapore and Japan as well as work on brakes and other systems. He had a busy, trouble-free day and finished with well over 100 laps. This was the final official test session of the 2008 season. The Toyota team will return to action at next week's Singapore Grand Prix, the first of four flyaway races that round off the year.
Timo Glock - Chassis TF108-04
Best lap time: 1m 20.482s
Total laps: 111
Total distance: 491.0km
"That was a hectic day of testing because I carried out a lot of work for the different kinds of racetracks we have coming up. We got through a lot of laps, finishing our programme without issues. It's good that we had consistent weather today but it was still a bit tricky because yesterday's rain on this new surface meant that there was only one line and the rest was really dirty. Nevertheless we made useful progress and gathered information that will help us in the final part of the season."
Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"Following yesterday's interruptions, today we had a much busier day of running. Timo's programme included work on aerodynamics for the coming races along with brakes and other systems. We had no technical problems and we collected a lot of useful data. Overall it has been a positive week despite the intervention of the weather yesterday. We have made good progress and we can head into the last four races with confidence."