Toro Rosso Barcelona test notes 2006-01-26

A trouble-free day with no reliability issues meant that Tonio Liuzzi's return to the cockpit saw him rack up an impressive 93 laps of the track that hosts the Spanish Grand Prix on 14th May. Hopefully, it will be a bit warmer for the race, as it...

A trouble-free day with no reliability issues meant that Tonio Liuzzi's return to the cockpit saw him rack up an impressive 93 laps of the track that hosts the Spanish Grand Prix on 14th May. Hopefully, it will be a bit warmer for the race, as it was cold enough to freeze the castanets off a flamenco dancer today!

Laurent Mekies, Chief Engineer:

"We now have a lot of data to study back in Faenza. Today, Tonio carried out a wheel rim evaluation to help us decide which ones we will use for the coming season. We also ran an aero validation of some parts that we will use on the new car."

"In addition, we looked at control systems, in terms of establishing what the driver requires in terms of traction control, diff mapping and engine braking. Tonio found a reasonable balance with the car, apart from suffering a bit too much oversteer. However, the most positive lesson from the last two days, is that we are really beginning to work together as a team."

Circuit : Circuit de Catalunya - 4.627 km
Car: RBR1-04
Driver: Tonio Liuzzi
Laps: 93
Best time: 1.17.600

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