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Toyota Hockenheim test notes 2008-07-09

Hockenheim Test -- Day 2 09.07.2008 Drivers: Timo Glock Track Length: 4.574km TIMO IS NEW WING MAN Panasonic Toyota Racing continued its test programme at Hockenheim with Timo Glock taking over from Kamui Kobayashi for day two. Timo,...

Hockenheim Test -- Day 2
09.07.2008


Drivers: Timo Glock
Track Length: 4.574km

TIMO IS NEW WING MAN

Panasonic Toyota Racing continued its test programme at Hockenheim with Timo Glock taking over from Kamui Kobayashi for day two. Timo, who was brought up just 45 minutes away from the track, is preparing for his first-ever German Grand Prix and took the opportunity to carry out some Hockenheim-specific testing head of round 10 of the championship on 20 July. He completed a lengthy programme of aerodynamic and mechanical work, completing a mammoth 114 laps in the process. Jarno Trulli will conclude the team's programme tomorrow.

Timo Glock - Chassis TF108-04
Best Lap Time: 1min 15.995s
Position: 7th
Total Laps: 114

"It was a good, solid day. We got through a lot of work. The weather was kinder than Kamui had yesterday and we did more than 100 laps with no mechanical problems. I was able to do some aerodynamic evaluations in the morning and then did some brake and tyre comparisons in the afternoon. We worked towards a base set-up rather than fine-tuning and I'm hoping to have a strong race in front of my home supporters next weekend."

Dieter Gass -- Chief Engineer Race and Test

"We had a very productive day. We had a number of different front wing configurations to test, which took us most of the morning, and are quite happy with the results we have seen. In the afternoon we concentrated more on Hockenheim-specific preparation for Timo instead of doing the normal development work. We evaluated downforce levels and tyres as we had the two compounds available which we will have at the race weekend."

-credit: toyotaF1

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