Canadian GP: Toyota Friday notes

Round 8 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship began at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada today. The Panasonic Toyota Racing team arrived with no prior knowledge of the track, and used free practice to work on general car set-up. Mika ...

Round 8 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship began at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada today. The Panasonic Toyota Racing team arrived with no prior knowledge of the track, and used free practice to work on general car set-up.

Mika Salo

"The car felt reasonable for our first day at the circuit. We still have some work to do, particularly on car set-up and gear ratios, but we will sit down and do our homework this afternoon in order to improve for tomorrow."

Allan McNish

"We followed our programme making some changes in between sessions, which helped to improve the car. I had an oil leak in session two, which meant taking off the rear of the car and the engine. It was unfortunate because it is our first time in Montreal and track time is vital."

Ange Pasquali - Team Manager

"Today was a very constructive for our first time in Canada. The team worked well, we learned a lot and we have a clear idea in which direction to go tomorrow. Mika's time was quite encouraging. A bit disappointing for Allan, who had an oil leak, but that will be fixed quickly."


Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 6th, 1m16.259s
39 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/07


Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 20th, 1m18.311s
34 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/08
T-car: TF102/06 set up for Allan McNish

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