Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2008-09-19

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms Driver: Sebastian Vettel Chassis STR3-02 Best time: 1:19.470, 93 laps For the first time since winning the Italian Grand Prix, today Sebastian Vettel was back behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso car, after...

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms

Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Chassis STR3-02
Best time: 1:19.470, 93 laps

For the first time since winning the Italian Grand Prix, today Sebastian Vettel was back behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso car, after two days testing here with our sister team. Come the end of the day, it was time for a photo with all the test team crew, as this will most probably be Seb's last test session with us.

But there was no time for sentiment, as Vettel had a busy programme to work through, most of it centred on aerodynamic and set-up work aimed at the final four races of the year. He also evaluated some suspension and power steering options, as well as some testing aimed at 2009 car systems. Despite some strong wind in the morning and a slower track, the day produced positive results.

"At this, the final session of the season, our main test topics were trying out some new components on the car and the evaluation of two drivers, Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato," said Team Principal, Franz Tost.

"On Wednesday, Red Bull young driver Buemi was in the cockpit and, as expected, he did a good job. On Thursday, Japan's Takuma Sato was behind the wheel. Unfortunately, he was only able to run in the morning because the rain arrived at lunchtime. Despite only completing a few laps, Sato also put up a good performance. Although those two days were something of an audition for a 2009 seat with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Red Bull is in no hurry to make a decision at this point in the year, when we are concentrating on doing well in the final four races."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Sebastian Vettel , Sébastien Buemi
Teams Toro Rosso