MIDDLE EASTERN PROMISE
Panasonic Toyota Racing continued its second week of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit today. On another fine day of warm sunshine at Sakhir, temperatures again reached the high 20s. Jarno Trulli was in the cockpit for Toyota, carrying out work on set-up, tyres and suspension in the TF109. For the third day in a row he ended up with the most mileage out of the three cars in action. Jarno will now hand over to Timo Glock for the last two days of the test.
Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF109-01
Best lap time: 1min 32.230s
Position: 2nd out of 3
Total laps: 149
"This has been a very good test for us. I've covered well over 2000km in three days and I feel happy with the car. It seems competitive and reliable so a start like this gives us a solid base for the season ahead. There is still a lot of time before the first race and there is plenty of scope for teams to make big steps between now and Melbourne. So we will have to keep pushing hard to keep up the momentum in the factory and at the remaining tests. Still, so far so good."
Pascal Vasselon, Senior General Manager Chassis "The second week of this test continues to go very well and today we were able to complete another full day of work on the TF109. Our programme included set-up, suspension and tyre comparisons and we made it through everything we had planned without any problems. The reliability of the TF109 is impressive and helping us make the most of the sessions. We look forward to more of the same over the rest of the week."