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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2007-12-07

Having set the fastest time in today's final day of testing for 2007, Sebastian Vettel has the honour of seeing his name stay at the top of the Formula 1 time sheet until at least 14 January 2008. This long four day - two car session brings the...

Having set the fastest time in today's final day of testing for 2007, Sebastian Vettel has the honour of seeing his name stay at the top of the Formula 1 time sheet until at least 14 January 2008. This long four day - two car session brings the 2007 season to an end with testing resuming in the third week in January, back again at the Jerez track.

Naturally, his quickest lap was set during an afternoon spent evaluating the 2009 spec Bridgestone slick tyres. In the morning, the German driver concentrated on rear suspension work, when he also managed a respectable 1:18.7.

Running on 2007 grooved tyres all day, Bourdais spent the morning evaluating dampers and the afternoon assessing different mechanical set-ups. Both drivers also worked on launches under next year's conditions and gearbox control.

"This has been a very productive test, the longest of the year for us, with two cars running for four days," commented Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "During that time there were no driver errors, we completed a high mileage - a total of 577 laps, equivalent to 2552 kilometres - and made good progress with the 2008 systems."

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis STR2-02
Best time: 1:18.213
100 laps

Sebastien Bourdais
Chassis STR2-01
Best time: 1:20.033
87 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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