Toro Rosso Bahrain test summary 2007-02/03-27/01

We might have only had one car here in Bahrain, but that didn't stop our drivers from sharing the pain. While it was Scott who got two days in the car, it was Tonio who was limping around the paddock with blisters on his feet. Why? Instead of ...

We might have only had one car here in Bahrain, but that didn't stop our drivers from sharing the pain. While it was Scott who got two days in the car, it was Tonio who was limping around the paddock with blisters on his feet.

Why? Instead of lounging by the hotel pool while his American team-mate was pounding round the track, Tonio overdid the running and training. "After this, sitting in the cockpit will feel like a holiday," he sighed.

Meanwhile, back at the track, this second part of the Bahrain test has seen significant progress for the STR2. "Last week was a shakedown for us really and every day, more and more parts have arrived here from the factory, which have helped us to improve reliability and performance," said Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies.

"It really kept our guys busy and they worked very hard. Looking at today's performance especially, with a respectable lap time and 125 laps, it is clear we are working in the right direction, even if there is a lot to do."

The team now heads back to Europe and the second chassis will get its shakedown at Mugello next week, before setting sail for Melbourne.

Car: STR2 Drivers: Tonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed
Day 1: Speed, 44 laps, 1:34.057
Day 2: Liuzzi, 47 laps, 1:32.359
Day 3: Speed, 125 laps, 1:31.500

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso