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Spanish GP: Toyota race report

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05) Summary: Ran as high as 6th before he was mistakenly called into the pits late on Race Classification: 8th(+59.435s) Qualifying Classification: 8th Lap Time: 1m 22.529s (+0.716s in Q3) Grid: 8th "We've...

Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: Ran as high as 6th before he was mistakenly called into the pits late on
Race Classification: 8th(+59.435s)

Qualifying Classification: 8th
Lap Time: 1m 22.529s (+0.716s in Q3) Grid: 8th

"We've scored another point but it should have been more today. This race wasn't easy but everything was going well and we were heading for sixth. Then a communications error led to the team mistakenly calling me into the pits. These things happen but that cost us two precious points today. Up to then it had been a hard weekend but we were heading for a strong result. It was a battle but I was getting the maximum out of the package and doing my best to stay as close to Webber as possible. We are in a tight group of teams and we will have to keep pushing hard on development to maintain our momentum."

Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-06)
Summary: Lost front wing endplate on first lap, compromising pace. Brought car home 11th
Race Classification: 11th (+1 lap)

Qualifying Classification: 14th
Lap Time: 1m 21.230s (+0.636s in Q2) Grid: 14th

"The start didn't go well and on the way down to the first corner I lost two or three positions. Then a car crossed in front of me and damaged my front wing. That heavily affected the first stint as I lost some aero performance and it meant we had the whole race in traffic. The car felt much better after we changed the nose at the pit stop. But later on Coulthard came out in front of me and he was slow on his out lap. He left me a bit of space and then closed it and I crashed into him. It destroyed my front wing again and that was it."

Tadashi Yamashina - Team Principal

"This fourth race weekend has been tough from the beginning of Friday practice, through qualifying to today. Still, everybody worked hard and did their best - including the drivers - and we were heading for a very strong result. Then one error cost us. After Timo's collision there was confusion between the cars and Jarno received the wrong message. So we must analyse what happened and make sure we avoid this mistake in the future. At the next race we will do our best again and hope for a better result."

-credit: toyota

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