Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Timo Glock
Track length: 4.423km
SPRAYING FOR TIME
The weather hampered proceedings as Panasonic Toyota Racing continued this week's test at Jerez. After a largely clear session of running yesterday, the heavens opened before the start of Monday's action and the rain persisted for the whole of the day. With temperatures only just making it into double figures it was a cool day's work for Timo Glock. But the unusually consistent wet track conditions made it possible to run through a full programme of wet weather work. Timo set the day's fastest time and he will return to the cockpit tomorrow.
Timo Glock - Chassis TF109-03
Best lap time: 1min 30.979s
Position: 1st out of 7
Total laps: 89
"It tends to be difficult to carry out meaningful testing when there is so much rain. The conditions made things tricky again today but at least it stayed consistently wet so we were able to go through some work on set-up and tyres. It also gave me a chance to get used to pushing the TF109 in these conditions and we put more mileage on the car. It felt good again, just like in Portugal last month, so I'm happy with the day."
Pascal Vasselon, Senior General Manager Chassis "Wet weather usually makes it hard to carry out comparative testing but today was a very interesting day because the track stayed consistently wet throughout the sessions. That allowed us to do some useful work on set-up and tyres so we made the most out of the running time. The TF109 continues to be reliable and we were able to carry out a full day's work, collecting some helpful data."