German GP: Toyota Friday practice report

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05) Summary: Tried standard and extreme wets early in the morning session before switching to grooves to carry out set-up comparisons. Dry tyre comparison and further aero evaluation completed in P2. P1 17th...

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: Tried standard and extreme wets early in the morning session before switching to grooves to carry out set-up comparisons. Dry tyre comparison and further aero evaluation completed in P2.

P1 17th Best Lap Time: 1m 17.556s (+2.019s) Laps: 29
P2 12th Best Lap Time: 1m 16.530s (+1.505s) Laps: 45

"It was a normal Friday for me. We did a lot of set-up work and evaluated the new aerodynamic package. It all went very smoothly and we had no problems so we have a lot of information to help us tomorrow. Now we will wait to see how competitive we are. As usual I have come here wanting to fight for the points. We had a successful test here last week, I did a lot of laps and got a lot of mileage but I don't want to be overly optimistic as it depends on many things and the battle is very close. We will fight hard tomorrow to achieve the best possible grid position and then battle for points. "

Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-02)
Summary: Also worked on set-up and tyres without any mechanical problems. Evaluated different aerodynamic solutions. Also had airborne moment at final corner after running wide.

P1 13th Best Lap Time: 1m 17.185s (+1.648s) Laps: 28
P2 16th Best Lap Time: 1m 16.781s (+1.756s) Laps: 44

"The first session this morning was pretty good despite the changing track conditions but in the second session the car felt completely different. It was difficult to drive and the wind was changing, so it was pretty tricky to find the right way in terms of set-up. Also I ran wide at the last corner and the car was launched into the air so we need to look carefully to make sure it is okay. We have to analyse all the set-up data and work out which direction to go in tomorrow. I have always had a good experience here at Hockenheim and in the test last week we looked pretty good. Qualifying in the top 10 should be possible. "

Dieter Gass -- Chief Engineer Race and Test

"It was a trouble-free day which is always good because that allowed us to run through our complete programme without any delays or interruptions. We did a lot of work on the car, looking at different set-ups and comparing the tyre options. We spent much of the day evaluating our aerodynamic options and we will study the data tonight to determine which one to use. After the rain this morning the circuit was definitely different compared with what we experienced at the test here and the car was not behaving in the same way. That is something we have to look into overnight and make the necessary changes in time for qualifying. In general we are reasonably happy with what we have achieved today and we are optimistic for the rest of the weekend. "

-credit: toyota

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Timo Glock