Jerez Test Circuit length: 4.423 km
Driver: Sebastien Bourdais
Best time: 1:20.407
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Best time: 1:24.873
"Overall, this has been a positive test with the main work focusing on our new gearbox, this being the first time we ran the " four race " version," explained Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "We concentrated on getting it functioning correctly and, so far, we seem to be going in the right direction.
"Because of the difficult weather conditions, with the track taking a long time to dry on the first and last day, both our driver had the opportunity to run for the first time on both the wet and extreme wet tyres, without the assistance of engine braking and traction control. We also validated some new aero parts with encouraging results."
Vettel's final day ended prematurely, when he went off the track with about an hour remaining. Scuderia Toro Rosso now heads to Valencia next week, running from Tuesday to Thursday with the two Sebastiens, after three generally successful days of testing here in Jerez, where the team has been able to gather useful data for the upcoming season.
-credit: toro rosso