Toro Rosso Mugello test notes 2007-07-26

Today Scuderia Toro Rosso had to end testing slightly ahead of the track being closed, as Scott Speed was suffering with severe lower back pain, which had in fact started yesterday. However, by jumping out of the cockpit ...

Today Scuderia Toro Rosso had to end testing slightly ahead of the track being closed, as Scott Speed was suffering with severe lower back pain, which had in fact started yesterday.

However, by jumping out of the cockpit after each run and much application of ice packs, our American driver still managed to complete 74 laps today.

"The programme was pretty much the same as for the past two days," commented Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies." "We worked on validating some new aero components for the Hungarian Grand Prix, by doing some runs in maximum downforce configuration, as well as assessing various brake materials."

"High speed Mugello might not be the ideal venue to simulate slow speed Hungaroring, but at least the temperatures were similar to those we might experience next weekend."

Scott Speed
Best time: 1:23.590
74 laps
Chassis STR2-02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso