Brazilian GP: Toyota Saturday notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing scored its second-consecutive top 10 grid position at Interlagos today. Mika Salo took 10th place on the grid, Allan McNish 16th. Mika Salo "I am in 10th place again, which is no real improvement on Malaysia. I am not...

Panasonic Toyota Racing scored its second-consecutive top 10 grid position at Interlagos today. Mika Salo took 10th place on the grid, Allan McNish 16th.

Mika Salo

"I am in 10th place again, which is no real improvement on Malaysia. I am not so happy with this result, but we had a difficult practice yesterday and, even this morning, the set-up was not ideal. Brazil is traditionally a hard race, so I hope we can finish in the points."

Allan McNish

"The car was in reasonable shape and we made progress with it on each run. I went over a kerb on my last run, which lost me a couple of tenths but, overall, I had a pretty good car - better than this morning. Usually we are more competitive in the race than in qualifying, so I am reasonably happy."

Ange Pasquali, Team Manager

"For the second race in succession we are 10th, which shows some consistency. We now have to confirm that in the race tomorrow. Allan did a good job given that he has never previously been to Interlagos. He improved his lap time from yesterday - not by enough, but he has got a good package."


Weather: Dry and hot
Temperatures: Air - Min 30C, Max 32C Track - Min 41C, Max 46C
Humidity - Min 32%, Max 45%
T-car: Chassis TF102/02 set up for Mika Salo


Mika Salo Position: 10th
1m14.443s, 12/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04


Allan McNish Position: 16th
1m14.990s, 12/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Mika Salo
Teams Toyota Racing