Toyota Monza test notes 2002-07-11

Mika Salo and Ryan Briscoe were in action for Panasonic Toyota Racing today in Monza. Day three of the test saw both drivers work on different programmes completing 71 laps between them. Ryan concentrated on gaining data for September's Italian ...

Mika Salo and Ryan Briscoe were in action for Panasonic Toyota Racing today in Monza. Day three of the test saw both drivers work on different programmes completing 71 laps between them. Ryan concentrated on gaining data for September's Italian Grand Prix, whilst Mika continued where Allan McNish left off yesterday.

Mika Salo

"We did some work on cooling systems, both related to the engine and the brakes. I continued Allan's programme from yesterday, studying how the car handles over the kerbs and working on mechanical set-up in this area, as well as general set-up work for the Monza Grand Prix. I'm quite happy but not particularly pleased with the number of laps done today."

Ryan Briscoe

"My car was not set up for any performance running today, instead I concentrated on gaining data and testing data acquisition systems. This will prove useful for the Italian Grand Prix later in the season. Like Mika, I didn't get so much running done today, but I am very happy and now looking forward to working with Prema Powerteam again in my first German F3 race this weekend."

Allan McNish will rejoin the test tomorrow teaming up with Mika for the final day of this week's four-day session at the Autodromo di Monza.

Mika Salo
Best lap time: 1m.25.840s
42 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05


Ryan Briscoe
Best lap time: 1m.26.260s
29 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/03

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Mika Salo , Ryan Briscoe
Teams Toyota Racing