Toro Rosso Barcelona test summary 2007-04/05-30/02

If you want to make some money on the property market, we suggest you buy up some rental homes in the area of Silverstone circuit. In the past, the British teams would head off for Spanish tracks to test, safe in the knowledge they were...

If you want to make some money on the property market, we suggest you buy up some rental homes in the area of Silverstone circuit. In the past, the British teams would head off for Spanish tracks to test, safe in the knowledge they were leaving the cold and the rain behind to run their cars in the dry. But for whatever reason, Global Warming maybe, it seems that southern Spain is turning into the rain capital of Europe, while Silverstone basks in 23 degrees of sunshine.

Rain on the second day means that most teams are extending their session to 3 May, but for technical and logistical reasons, Scuderia Toro Rosso is heading back to Italy tonight.

Tonio Liuzzi drove all of Day 1, while on Day 2, Scott Speed was brought in during the afternoon, before running all of today, to ensure both drivers experienced the car in both wet and dry conditions, which could prove useful for the forthcoming Spanish GP. The job sheet for all three days included tyre evaluation of the two compounds that Bridgestone will have on offer for the race weekend, trying new aero components and evaluating various braking systems and materials.

"We will now have to study the data to see if these changes are an improvement and if we should use them for the race," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "The rain hampered our progress, but today, Scott did nearly a hundred laps which allowed us to catch up with our programme. After a rushed start to the season, this session was a good opportunity to develop our excellent relationship with Ferrari, with whom we worked on improving performance and on the car's control systems."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Ferrari , Toro Rosso