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Panasonic Toyota Racing: Barcelona Test - Day 2

Barcelona Test 25-28 March 2003 - Day 2

Cristiano da Matta completed his second and last day of testing for this week at the wheel of the TF103 yesterday. He concentrated on a tyre evaluation programme in preparations for the Brazilian Grand Prix next weekend. The team also conducted some set-up work for the Spanish Grand Prix, as this test will be the last session allowed on the Circuit de Catalunya before the race on Sunday 4 May.

Cristiano da Matta - Car No. 21
Chassis: TF103/03
Best lap time: 1m18.12, 73 laps completed
Working on: Further car set-up, tyre comparisons for Brazilian Grand Prix

"We were able to go through most of our list without any particular problem, and I am reasonably happy with the work we have done in two days. Most of all, we have gathered a lot of information on our fuel pressure system and it seems we have now analysed exactly what the problem is. There will be some further work here at the track and at the factory this week of course, but we are very confident to come up with a solution pretty quickly."

Weather: Sunny, partly cloudy in the afternoon. Air temperature: 12-18°C. Track:Dry at all times. Track temperature: 14-24°C.

Olivier Panis will begin testing with the TF103 today and complete the last two days of this week's session in Spain.

Upcoming Events
Next Test:
26-28 March, Circuit Paul Ricard, France (Zonta all days)
08-11 April, Circuit Paul Ricard, Franc (Panis 2 days, da Matta last 2, Zonta 4 days)

Next Race:
04-06 April, Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos

Cristiano da Matta's in-depth insight into last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix is now available exclusively on the Panasonic Toyota Racing media website,