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Toyota Hockenheim test notes 2008-07-10

Hockenheim Test -- Day 3 10.07.2008 Drivers: Jarno Trulli Track Length: 4.574km FLYING FIN Jarno Trulli took over from Timo Glock to conclude Panasonic Toyota Racing's three--day test programme at Hockenheim. Like Timo on Wednesday,...

Hockenheim Test -- Day 3
10.07.2008


Drivers: Jarno Trulli
Track Length: 4.574km

FLYING FIN

Jarno Trulli took over from Timo Glock to conclude Panasonic Toyota Racing's three--day test programme at Hockenheim. Like Timo on Wednesday, Jarno used a 'shark fin' engine cover for his installation lap to test the stability of the configuration but then reverted to a standard engine cover as a base for the day's testing. Jarno focused on the upcoming German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, working on different aerodynamic set--ups as well as getting experience of the medium and hard Bridgestone Potenza tyres in use next weekend. He enjoyed a reliable day's running and finished with 129 laps in the book. The team's next action also comes at Hockenheim, when practice for the German Grand Prix begins next Friday.

Jarno Trulli -- Chassis TF108--04
Best Lap Time: 1min 16.065s
Position: 9th
Total laps: 129

"We concentrated mainly on aerodynamic experimentation and also did some brake and tyre comparisons. I got through a busy schedule and did more laps than anyone today. It will give us a lot of data to maximise the car set--up at next week's German Grand Prix. There were no mechanical issues, we completed what we needed to do and I'm happy."

Gerd Pfeiffer -- Test Team Manager

"It has been a busy and varied three days with Kamui in the car on the opening day, followed by Timo and then Jarno. We have done a lot of aerodynamic and brake work as well as evaluating the Bridgestone compounds that will be available to us next week in quite varying conditions. We have a lot of data to work through in Cologne and I want to thank everyone for their efforts."

-credit: toyotaF1

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