Toro Rosso Paul Ricard test summary 2006-05-16/18

Scuderia Toro Rosso today completed a three day test - the first two days in the glamorous setting of Monaco harbour and the last one, just outside the vibrant city of Montreal. Actually, all three days were spent in the South of France at the...

Scuderia Toro Rosso today completed a three day test - the first two days in the glamorous setting of Monaco harbour and the last one, just outside the vibrant city of Montreal.

Actually, all three days were spent in the South of France at the Paul Ricard circuit, but for the first two days the track layout chosen mirrored some of the conditions the teams will meet in Monaco and on the last day, another layout replicated the Canadian circuit.

Scott and Tonio therefore ran in maximum downforce configuration as they evaluated tyres for the next round of the championship in Monaco, while all three drivers tested new aero components. Today, Jani, running much lower downforce worked on Canada tyre choice.

"The same chassis and engine was used for all three days and it was good to get so much distance under our belt," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "It was encouraging that, after a couple of reliability problems in Spain, the car ran trouble-free here in what was virtually a two race distance simulation."

Track Version 2D-SC - 3.593 km
Tuesday: Scott Speed,
Car: STR1 - chassis 04
127 laps, 1:06.725

Wednesday: Tonio Liuzzi
Car: STR1 - chassis 04
143 laps, 1:06.369

Track Version 1E SC - 5.406 km
Thursday: Neel Jani
Car: STR1 - chassis 04
88 laps, 1:26.668

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