Toro Rosso Monza test summary 2006-06-14/15

The Formula 1 world of make-belief continues with those teams running at Monza this week trying to pretend they were actually driving around another "M" circuit, namely Montreal. The Italian track is the nearest to the Canadian one in terms of its...

The Formula 1 world of make-belief continues with those teams running at Monza this week trying to pretend they were actually driving around another "M" circuit, namely Montreal. The Italian track is the nearest to the Canadian one in terms of its speed and aero requirements, hence this test prior to crossing the Atlantic for the two North American rounds of the World Championship.

"Both the Canadian and US races require similar low levels of downforce and it was the first time this year that we have run our car in its latest low drag configuration," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. These have been a useful two days, as the temperatures have been high, which is what we can expect at the next two races."

"Apart from the aero work, we also evaluated tyres for the next two grands prix, particularly Indianapolis and the fact that Monza is quite tough on brakes has also been useful, given that Montreal is the hardest track of the year from this perspective."

Wednesday
Scott Speed
77 laps
Time: 1:24.630

Thursday
Tonio Liuzzi
98 laps
Time: 1:24.670

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso