Panasonic Toyota Racing: Paul Ricard Test Report
Paul Ricard Test Report 08 - 11 April 2003
Chassis: TF103/03 on day1 and 2, TF103/06 on day 3
Laps completed: 100 laps (3.853km track)
"It has been quite a frustrating test for me. Adverse weather conditions added to a couple of problems prevented us from completing my part of preparations for the next race. It's disappointing for me and for the team that has done such a big job since the start of the season. Now I look forward to Imola to push for a reversal of fortune for us."
Cristiano da Matta
Chassis: TF103/03 on day 3 and 4
Laps completed: 161 laps (3.853km track) - in excess of 600km
"We had a good productive two-day test. Yesterday I was focusing on tyre evaluation while today we concentrated on set-up, evaluating different suspension and aerodynamic options for Imola and beyond. Although it rained at both ends of my two days, I am very happy that we completed our scheduled programme."
Chassis: TF103/06 on day 1 and 2, TF103/06 on day4
Laps completed: 214 laps (3.853km track) - in excess of 800 km
"I could really make the most of the track time this week: we tested various set-up options and went through a long list of items. It was good to work alongside Olivier and Cristiano. I have not driven the TF103 since February in Barcelona, and I could feel that some significant progress has already been made over the last two months."
Weather: Mostly overcast and unstable, with some heavy rain.
Track: From very damp to completely dry
18-20 April 2003, San Marino Grand Prix, Imola
22-26 April 2003, Autodromo del Mugello, Italy
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