Spanish GP: Toyota Friday practice report

Free Practice Round-Up Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05) Summary: Ran free from technical problems en route to 14th place P1 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.141s (+2.492s) Laps: 15 P2 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.224s (+1.289s) Laps:...

Free Practice Round-Up

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: Ran free from technical problems en route to 14th place

P1 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.141s (+2.492s) Laps: 15

P2 14th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.224s (+1.289s) Laps: 34

"Today was a bit of a struggle for us. It was windy out there and that helped make the car hard to set up. So we will have to go through the data and try to understand where we can improve for tomorrow. My test here last week was disrupted by the weather but overall it looked promising so I'm confident that we can keep moving forwards. Our results this year show we have a strong car and like most teams we have a new package here. Now we need to keep doing our job well throughout the weekend to get a good result. "

Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-06)
Summary: Struggled for balance and ended the afternoon in 20th

P1 11th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.002s (+2.353s) Laps: 21

P2 20th Best Lap Time: 1m 23.883s (+1.948s) Laps: 40

"It was hard work out there today. The car went well at last week's test but the track feels completely different now and there is a general lack of grip. It is the same for everyone but it was a struggle to find the right balance for most of the day until we made a change for the last run. That was an improvement but now we will have to work hard to find the right direction for tomorrow and the race."

Dieter Gass -- Chief Engineer Race and Test

"That was a difficult day. We struggled a bit to find the right balance for the car, which is disappointing after having tested here last week. Conditions have changed since then and there is less grip but we will now have to look at the data from today and last week and make improvements for tomorrow. Nevertheless I don't think it is as bad as the timesheets show today. There are some cars around us which can give us a good reference so I'm not too concerned about the car's performance."

-credit: toyota

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Timo Glock