Malaysian GP: Toyota Saturday notes

Toyota Saturday Qualifying Mika Salo scored Panasonic Toyota Racing's first ever top ten qualifying in Sepang today. Transmission trouble forced Allan McNish to switch to the T-car on his opening lap and he ended up in 19th position Mika ...

Toyota Saturday Qualifying

Mika Salo scored Panasonic Toyota Racing's first ever top ten qualifying in Sepang today. Transmission trouble forced Allan McNish to switch to the T-car on his opening lap and he ended up in 19th position

Mika Salo

"I am very happy. To have our first ever top 10 qualifying is good for the team. We have a strong race car and when you start from tenth position you are actually in the race, so we have a good opportunity to score more points tomorrow."

Allan McNish

"It was not a good session today. We had a problem on the first lap which meant I had to come back to the garage for the T-car, but I never really had a good feeling or set-up. Tomorrow we need to have a good clean start and keep out of trouble on the first corner and see what happens from there."

Ange Pasquali, Team Manager

"We have to be pleased with this tenth place. If you compare to the qualifying we had in Melbourne it is a big step forward. Overall we are happy with the way it went, especially with the way the team reacted to the problem with Allan's car and getting the T-car ready quickly. "


Mika Salo Position: 10th
1m37.694s, 11/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04


Allan McNish Position: 19th
1m38.959s, 10/12 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05 / T-Car TF102/02

Weather Dry, hot and humid Temperatures Air 33°C, Track 38°C Humidity 58%
T-car Chassis TF102/02 set up for Allan McNish

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