Monaco GP: Toro Rosso Thursday practice notes

Streets of Fortune Monaco is ideally suited to the Toro Rosso Team ethos as we are so fond of late nights and gambling as can be seen by our introduction of a 25 hour working day and our recent tyre choices. At our last test we evaluated several...

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Monaco is ideally suited to the Toro Rosso Team ethos as we are so fond of late nights and gambling as can be seen by our introduction of a 25 hour working day and our recent tyre choices. At our last test we evaluated several new components. Sadly the aero implications of the Lucky Horseshoe on the front of Tonio's car means it is unlikely to be raced. However, Scott's Lucky Rabbit's Foot Clutch Pedal is now race specification.

Scott Speed:

"The most important thing on this first day at Monaco is that I didn't hit the wall! We have some new parts on the car since the Ricard test, that went quite well and I'd say the car is now turning in much sharper, which is useful around here. Now, I just need to find some more pace on Saturday."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"Overall, a decent day's work. I had a problem this morning with the throttle pedal that wouldn't return fast enough and that meant I spent too much time in the pits."

"This afternoon, although I then had a brake pedal that was too long, we did manage to do plenty of laps, which is especially important at this circuit and we got the car set-up to work well with a good balance from the chassis. That will be useful for qualifying for which I am quite optimistic, as it is always different to any other session of the season."

Scott Speed
Chassis: STR2-04
Practice session 1: 1:18.967, 12th, 27 laps
Practice session 2: 1:18.233, 18th, 40 laps

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Practice session 1: 1:19.285, 15th, 24 laps
Practice session 2: 1:17.898, 16th, 42 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso