Toyota Barcelona test summary 2004-01-20/23

Toyota's race drivers sum up the team's four day test at Barcelona Olivier Panis: "We had two good days on Thursday and Friday with a lot of running. We improved a lot compared to Tuesday and Wednesday in terms of set-up of the car and the lap...

Toyota's race drivers sum up the team's four day test at Barcelona

Olivier Panis:

"We had two good days on Thursday and Friday with a lot of running. We improved a lot compared to Tuesday and Wednesday in terms of set-up of the car and the lap times. I worked on long runs, tyres and aero tests. It is still early days for the TF104 and we have plenty of room for further development."

Cristiano da Matta:

"We experienced various small engine and electronic problems during my two days in Barcelona this week, which kept us in the garage for most of the day on Tuesday. Wednesday was much better and we could begin initial set-up work on the new car."

"We had already run the car at a rollout in Paul Ricard last week and that was like a dream with almost 300 laps completed. The TF104 seems to be a good step ahead compared to the TF103 with better handling and more grip, so now we need to maintain the development in the remaining pre-season tests."

Olivier Panis
Total laps: 219
Best lap time: 1m16.507s
Chassis: TF104/02

Cristiano da Matta
Total laps: 94
Best lap time: 1m17.696s
Chassis: TF104/02

Ricardo Zonta
Total laps: 138
Best lap time: 1m17.895s
Chassis: TF103B

Ryan Briscoe
Total laps: 179
Best lap time: 1m18.106s
Chassis: TF103B

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Ricardo Zonta , Ryan Briscoe , Cristiano da Matta