Austrian GP: Toyota race notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing achieved its second consecutive two-car Grand Prix finish in Austria today. In an eventful race which saw the safety car appear twice, Salo finished 8th, with McNish just 0.2 seconds back in 9th. Mika Salo "It was a...

Panasonic Toyota Racing achieved its second consecutive two-car Grand Prix finish in Austria today. In an eventful race which saw the safety car appear twice, Salo finished 8th, with McNish just 0.2 seconds back in 9th.

Mika Salo

"It was a good race until the safety car came out and we made a mistake with the timing of my pit stop. I think these are the things we are learning from this year. After that I was held up by a lapped car for several laps and I lost contact with the group in front. Another two-car finish is however a very positive result for the team."

Allan McNish

"Overall it was quite a strong race for us and a lot of physical activity at the start. The deployment of the safety car harmed us a lot more than the others, but the car ran very well and we put in some respectable times after a conservative first few laps. It was good to get both cars to the end of the race again."

Ove Andersson - President

"Another strong performance from the whole team. We again showed our reliability with no major problems. The safety car upset our race strategy and I believe we could have had both cars in the points. We were much improved in terms of our competitiveness at this particular circuit, so things seem to be on the way up."


Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 8th, 71/71 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04
T-car: Chassis TF102/05 set up for Mika Salo


Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 9th, 71/71 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/02


Weather: Dry and sunny, but some cloud
Temperatures: Air - Min 200C, Max 230C
Track - Min 240C, Max 330C
Average humidity 38%

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