Toro Rosso Barcelona test notes day three

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya 4.655 kms Driver: Sebastien Buemi Chassis: STR5 - 02 Best time: 1:21.413, 106 laps "Today's programme was supposed to be a repeat of yesterday's pit stop practice in the morning, followed by a race simulation in...

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya 4.655 kms
Driver: Sebastien Buemi
Chassis: STR5 - 02
Best time: 1:21.413, 106 laps

"Today's programme was supposed to be a repeat of yesterday's pit stop practice in the morning, followed by a race simulation in the afternoon - with Sebastien taking over from Jaime, " explained Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "However, the morning rain slightly altered the plans, although we were able to complete the race simulation, as there were only two periods of light drizzle in the afternoon."

"Despite the rain, my first day in Barcelona has gone well," commented Sebastien Buemi at the end of the session. "Carrying out a race simulation was very useful and it was particularly interesting to see how the tyre behaviour changed depending on the fuel load. In the races, it will be important to drive smoothly, as on full tanks it is very easy to damage the tyres if you slide too much. Today was good and so we can try and improve a bit more tomorrow, our last chance before Bahrain."

"With just one more day of pre-season testing remaining, It is very encouraging that we have successfully completed two race simulations on two consecutive days," said Technical Director, Giorgio Ascanelli.

-source: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Buemi
Teams Toro Rosso