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Toyota Jerez test notes 2009-03-04

Driver: Jarno Trulli Track length: 4.423km WIND UP TOYOTA Panasonic Toyota Racing today enjoyed another full day of running on the penultimate day of this week's test at Jerez. Following days affected by rain and sand in recent tests, today...


Driver: Jarno Trulli
Track length: 4.423km

WIND UP TOYOTA

Panasonic Toyota Racing today enjoyed another full day of running on the penultimate day of this week's test at Jerez. Following days affected by rain and sand in recent tests, today it was the wind's turn to have its impact on proceedings. The strong gusts throughout the day hampered work for the eight teams at the Andalusian circuit. Nonetheless it was a busy session for Jarno Trulli, who spent the morning doing set-up work before long runs in the afternoon. Jarno will return tomorrow for the last day of the test.

Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF109-03
Best lap time: 1min 20.540s
Position: 4th out of 8
Total laps: 131

"That was a difficult day for us because our programme was disrupted. The main problem throughout the day was the wind. It was gusting and making it hard to make the comparisons we were looking for. We did set-up work in the morning and we attempted a race distance in the afternoon until we had a problem with the fuel rig. We still put in a lot of laps and we put in our best lap later than most teams in the day. So we can be optimistic about that but overall today was hard work."

Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test

"Today was another productive day though the strong wind in the afternoon made it difficult to put in any meaningful running. We had planned a race simulation but it was interrupted by a fuel rig problem so we had to come back into the garage to refuel. Instead, we used the time to put mileage on the engine and different car components. Overall we're still happy with the progress we're making. Tomorrow we will do a 2010 tyre test if the weather permits so now we can look forward to our final test in Barcelona next week."

-credit: toyota

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