Toro Rosso Paul Ricard test notes 2008-05-16

Driver: Sebastian Vettel Best time: 1:32.480 49 laps Chassis STR3-01 The South of France Tourism Office would like us to believe the weather is always lovely on the south coast, but today unfortunately, rain washed out much of the final day of...

Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Best time: 1:32.480
49 laps
Chassis STR3-01

The South of France Tourism Office would like us to believe the weather is always lovely on the south coast, but today unfortunately, rain washed out much of the final day of this three day session. With the action switching to what is referred to as the Canada-style track, after two days of Monaco simulation, Scuderia Toro Rosso had planned to split the day's running between its two Sebs.

Vettel duly got on with driving in the morning, having his first run in the new STR3 in low downforce configuration. But after very few laps in the dry, the rain arrived. "Sebastian then did a very good job of dealing with a new car in low downforce trim, without traction control on a wet track," explained Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "However, the rain really intensified and the track was actually closed until late afternoon. By this time, we had already decided the best option was to pack up and concentrate on our Monaco preparation, so Bourdais did not get to drive today."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso