Toro Rosso Jerez test summary 2006-07-19/21

Like all the teams in Jerez, we had a busy time this week, preparing for no less than three grands prix, as Formula 1 testing is now banned until after the Turkish Grand Prix. This year, it has been the usual practice for Scuderia Toro Rosso to...

Like all the teams in Jerez, we had a busy time this week, preparing for no less than three grands prix, as Formula 1 testing is now banned until after the Turkish Grand Prix.

This year, it has been the usual practice for Scuderia Toro Rosso to rotate its three drivers with one day each at the wheel. However, following his accident in practice for the French GP, it was decided to give Scott Speed as much recovery time as possible to get over his back injury and so Tonio Liuzzi drove two days.

"We evaluated quite a lot of new aerodynamic components, with some positive results, so that some of the parts will be brought into use as soon as next week's race at Hockenheim," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies.

"A lot of our time was spent working on traction control and optimising traction in general. In these very hot conditions, the drivers did an excellent job to produce the consistent lap times needed in testing, which is no easy task at this track in the middle of a hot afternoon."

Day 1
Driver: Neel Jani
Best lap: 1:20.379
Laps completed: 52

Day 2
Driver: Tonio Liuzzi
Best lap: 1:19.160
Laps completed: 66

Day 3
Driver: Tonio Liuzzi
Best lap: 1:18.710
Laps completed: 96

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed , Neel Jani
Teams Toro Rosso