LOOKING AT THE LONG RUN
Panasonic Toyota Racing today continued its week's testing at Barcelona with another good session of work on the TF109. The day started cloudy and the track was initially damp but the tarmac soon dried out and the sun came out shortly before lunch. Jarno Trulli was in the cockpit for Toyota, working on set-up before long runs in the afternoon. The team also used the chance to do some pit stop practice. Jarno again put in over 100 laps as he brought his winter's work to a close. Timo Glock will take over for the last two days.
Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF109-04
Position: 4th of 11
Best lap time: 1min 21.182s (+0.868s)
Total laps: 121
"Today was my last day of testing for the winter. We again did a lot of laps including some interesting long runs as we finalised our preparations for Melbourne. It's clear we will only find out the true picture in Australia but I'm happy with our work in the course of the tests we've done. The car has been competitive and consistent so we can head into the first race with confidence. I feel ready."
Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test "This was another interesting and useful day. We did some long run evaluation and continued finalising our race preparations for Melbourne. Of course this was Jarno's last test day before then. He seems happy with the car's balance and we are happy with how it's going so it's looking good so far."