Monaco GP: Toyota Thursday notes

Panasonic Toyota Racing made a sensational debut at Monaco today with both drivers making the top 5 at the end of the two free practice sessions. Allan McNish ended up 2nd fastest with Mika Salo in 5th. Allan McNish "The car actually suits the...

Panasonic Toyota Racing made a sensational debut at Monaco today with both drivers making the top 5 at the end of the two free practice sessions. Allan McNish ended up 2nd fastest with Mika Salo in 5th.

Allan McNish

"The car actually suits the circuit a lot better than I had expected it would. I have only ever driven Monaco in a Lexus before now and I think we did a good job today. I am getting more and more used to Formula 1 and setting up the car comes more naturally."

Mika Salo

"It was a relatively good session. We learned a lot from the three-day test at Paul Ricard last week, but there is a bit to improve in the balance of my car. Still I am suffering from a lot of understeer, which I hope we can cure before Saturday's qualifying."

Keizo Takahashi - Technical Co-Ordinator

"It was a very good first day for our first time at Monaco. It is a totally different Grand Prix circuit being a street track and Allan did a very good job for his debut here. The preparation work we did at Paul Ricard last week seems to be paying off and we now have a good feeling ahead of qualifying."


Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 2nd
1m19.361s, 49 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/02


Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 5th
1m19.815s, 38 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04


Both Mika and Allan have a spare car this weekend

-toyota-

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