Panasonic Toyota Racing: Barcelona Test 08-11 July 2003 - Day 1
Barcelona Test 08-11 July 2003 - Day 1
Cristiano da Matta - Car No. 21
Best lap time: 1m19.48, 79 laps completed
Working on: Car set-up and balance
"We have a large programme this week in preparations for the British Grand Prix and beyond, as this is the last opportunity for the F1 teams to test before the summer break. Today, after the usual baseline runs in the morning, we concentrated on car balance analysis and in-depth set-up work. Everything ran smoothly and I could manage several long runs without any problem. This gives us good material to work from during this session and I am very pleased with this first day."
Weather: Hot and sunny all day. Air temperature: 25-32°C.
Track: Dry at all times. Track temperature: 27-41°C.
Tomorrow, Cristiano will complete his second day and final day for this week before handing over the TF103 car to teammate Olivier Panis for the last two days of the session.
11-13 July 2003 - Goodwood Festival of Speed
18-20 July 2003 - British Grand Prix, Silverstone
02-04 September, Autodromo di Monza, Italy