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Toro Rosso Jerez test notes 2009-02-13

Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms Sebastien Bourdais Chassis: STR3- 04 Best time: 1:17.472 Laps: 117 "ADDIO STR 3" So farewell then to STR3, which completed its final test session today, having served us well this winter and...

Jerez de la Frontera 4.423 kms

Sebastien Bourdais
Chassis: STR3- 04
Best time: 1:17.472
Laps: 117

"ADDIO STR 3"

So farewell then to STR3, which completed its final test session today, having served us well this winter and since making its race debut in Monaco last year.

In good weather, with track temperature reaching a useful 30 degrees, Sebastien Bourdais had the honour of driving the car for the last time, working on a Qualifying simulation programme with three different compounds of Bridgestone tyre, while also carrying out an evaluation of the front and rear suspension. A reliability validation of the Ferrari 056 engine was also completed, with the unit doing even more laps than expected. A minor mechanical problem meant the day ended an hour ahead of schedule, but nevertheless, the day's full programme was completed.

"It's been a while since I've driven and it's good to get back in the groove," commented Bourdais after the test. "We are just continuing to evaluate tyres and understand how the slicks are working, as well as trying a few things on the geometry of the car. All in all, a useful working session."

-credit: toro rosso

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