Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Jarno Trulli
Track length: 4.423km
ROUNDING OFF THE WEEK
Panasonic Toyota Racing today completed its week's testing at Jerez with an afternoon of work on the new Bridgestone slick tyres for 2010. Rain during the morning meant that conditions were unsuitable for running but the track dried out by 12.30pm, enabling the test to begin. Jarno Trulli was at the wheel of the TF109 as the team began collecting data for next season. The test was brought to an early close when he suffered some damage to his front wing after running over the kerbs midway through the afternoon. Toyota will next return to the track on Monday in Barcelona for its final test in preparation for the first race of 2009.
Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF109-03
Best lap time: 1min 23.119s
Position: 6th out of 6
Total laps: 38
"That was a short day for us. We lost the morning to the weather but in the afternoon we had a chance to try out the 2010 Bridgestone slick tyres. The conditions remained difficult because the wind was still strong. On one run I picked up some damage to the front wing after running over kerbs. Still, we made it through a number of runs and collected data for the future. As for this season, this test shows that things are going well for us so we can be confident."
Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager
"This morning's wet weather meant we had to play a waiting game before starting today's test of the 2010 Bridgestone tyres. But the track dried out at lunch and we put in several runs of comparison for next year, when tyre warmers are banned. Overall this week has gone very well. We have been reliable and shown good pace so now we can look forward to our last test of the winter, starting on Monday in Barcelona."