Austrian GP: Toyota Saturday notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing today produced its best ever qualifying result, beating the previous best in Brazil. Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 10th and 14th for tomorrow's race after an incident-packed session at the A1-Ring in...

Panasonic Toyota Racing today produced its best ever qualifying result, beating the previous best in Brazil. Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 10th and 14th for tomorrow's race after an incident-packed session at the A1-Ring in Austria.

Mika Salo

"Qualifying was very close as expected with every hundredth of a second counting. I couldn't get the lap done I wanted and suffered from understeer, which we have to improve on. I am sorry for holding up Rubens on his final flying lap. He was in the blind spot of my mirror and I just didn't see him."

Allan McNish

"The car has been pretty good and consistent so far this weekend. The qualifying session today was extremely positive from my perspective. We have found a good set-up on the car for the race and I am looking forward to making the most of it tomorrow."

Gustav Brunner - Chief Designer

"I am very pleased that we have made our third top ten qualifying position in only our 6th race. The A1-Ring has tended to suit our car a bit better than other circuits and this has been reflected in the excellent 10th and 14th positions that Mika and Allan managed today."

Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 10th, 1m09.661s, 11/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04

Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 14th, 1m09.818s, 12/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/02

-toyota-

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