Panasonic Toyota Racing's three-day test in Jerez came to an end today with Brazilian race driver Cristiano da Matta again at the wheel of the TF103. The team managed to complete the full test schedule, covering a total of 233 laps with one car only.
Cristiano da Matta - Car No. 21
Best lap time: 1m20.48s
Laps completed: 93
Working on: Michelin tyre testing, some aerodynamic work.
"It has been a good week and it has been useful to test here in Jerez because the track conditions are similar to those of the Nürburgring. That makes the work we have done with Michelin valuable for next week's race. We have worked all day on tyres comparison. I spent all the day in the car and I have been able to cover more than 400 kilometers and complete our test schedule, which is more than satisfactory."
Weather: Sunny and hot. Strong wind in the afternoon. Maximum air temperature: 35°C.
Track: Dry at all times. Maximum track temperature: 51°C.
The Panasonic Toyota Racing will travel just down the road for round 9 of this year's F1 championship, which takes place 45-minutes from its Cologne factory at the Nürburgring next week.
27-29 June 2003 - European Grand Prix, Nürburgring, Germany
08-11 July 2003 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain