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Toro Rosso Barcelona test report 2011-03-11

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Barcelona Test - Day 4

Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya -- 4,655 kms
Driver: Jaime Alguersuari
Chassis: STR6 - 03
Best time: 1:22.675, 72 laps

After fifteen days on track, split between the circuits at Valencia, Jerez and two sessions at Barcelona, pre-season testing ended today at the Catalunya circuit, with Jaime Alguersuari again at the wheel of the STR6.

This morning the local driver was tasked with evaluating some new aerodynamic components while in the afternoon, he looked at race set-up work, completing all the planned programme.

"Overall, these final four days have been productive," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "We did a lot of laps, including a couple of full race simulations and we practiced pit stops extensively. Compared to the first three tests, we also acquired much more data regarding tyre performance and degradation, given that we did many more long runs with high fuel loads. Now, we must wait until Melbourne to see the true level of our performance."

Jaime Alguersuari: "I would sum up all of the pre-season testing as reasonably positive for our team. We have learned a lot about the new parameters we have from this year's rules and obviously understanding the new Pirelli tyres has been an important element of these tests. It has been very different to the previous year, so now we start a new championship in Melbourne, with a new philosophy. I think we have a good car, which shows potential. However, we still need to improve a lot and that will involve plenty of hard work in the coming weeks."

-source: toro rosso

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