Platzhalter Motorsport

Panasonic Toyota Racing: Jerez Test 12-14 June 2002

Day 1/ 12 June 2002

Following a difficult Canadian Grand Prix weekend, the Panasonic Toyota Racing team moved back to Europe today for a three-day test session. Mika Salo was at the wheel of the TF102 for the team's first visit to the 4.428-kilometre Circuito Permanente de Jerez in Spain.

Mika Salo
Chassis: TF102/03
Best lap time: 1m20.81s
Number of laps completed: 40

"This is the first time we have tested here so some time was spent during the session on mechanical car set-up to find a good balance. We also worked on hydraulic control systems and traction control as well as some other new parts. We had a few problems and didn't get much running done."

Weather: Hot and sunny
Temperatures: Air - Min 24°C, Max 33°C; Track - Min 25°C, Max 43°C.

Mika Salo continues in Jerez tomorrow as the team carries out preparation for next week's European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in Germany. Test driver Ryan Briscoe will complete the final day at the track in the south of Spain.