Toyota Monza test notes 2002-07-12

The Panasonic Toyota Racing duo of Mika Salo and Allan McNish were back in action at Monza today for the final day of this week's four-day test at the Italian track. Mika finished his testing programme and also managed to carry out a Michelin tyre...

The Panasonic Toyota Racing duo of Mika Salo and Allan McNish were back in action at Monza today for the final day of this week's four-day test at the Italian track. Mika finished his testing programme and also managed to carry out a Michelin tyre test. Allan was able to work on brakes and data acquisition despite an engine failure in the afternoon session.

Mika Salo

"Things were quite good today. The only major problem we had was with an internal breakage of the differential. Because of this we had to change the rear end of the car, but we managed to complete general suspension work as well as a tyre compound test for Michelin, completing a reasonable number of laps in the process."

Allan McNish

"Today was purely and simply about collecting data, not necessarily for the Monza Grand Prix and certainly not about performance. I didn't do too many laps and had an engine failure in the afternoon. Monza is particularly hard on engines due to the high number of wide open throttle straights. The exact cause of the failure has to be determined back in Cologne."

From Italy the Panasonic Toyota Racing team goes to France for Round 11 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, which takes place in Magny-Cours next weekend.


Mika Salo
Best lap time: 1m.23.720s
65 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05


Allan McNish
Best lap time: 1m.25.000s
21 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/03

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