Spanish GP: Toyota race notes

After difficult sessions on Friday and Saturday, both Panasonic Toyota Racing cars finished the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today. Allan McNish ended the race in 8th, whilst Mika Salo suffered a punctured tyre early in the race and came ...

After difficult sessions on Friday and Saturday, both Panasonic Toyota Racing cars finished the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona today. Allan McNish ended the race in 8th, whilst Mika Salo suffered a punctured tyre early in the race and came 9th.

Allan McNish

"Considering the starting position it was a good race for us. The balance moved a bit through the race but certainly the car got stronger. The best thing is we had a two-car finish, and that experience will be very good for the team. To have the second finish under my belt this year is great and I quite enjoyed it!"

Mika Salo

"I am reasonably happy even though I had an unscheduled stop due to a punctured left rear tyre, which effectively ruined my race. It is a shame because the car was feeling very good and my lap times were respectable. I lost a lot of time as I couldn't get past Ralf Schumacher, who had problems, but it was good to get 9th place after he retired."

Ove Andersson - President

"To get both cars to the end of the race in 8th and 9th is wonderful. It goes to show that if you want to get a result you have to finish, and we did that today. Mika had a puncture near the start of the race, but there were no major technical problems and I am very pleased for the whole team who have worked so hard all weekend."


Weather: Dry with hazy sunshine
Temperatures: Air - Min 19C, Max 21C
Track - Min 210C, Max 23C
Average humidity 63%
T-car: Chassis TF102/02 set up for Mika Salo


Allan McNish - Car No. 25
Position: 8th, 64/65 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05


Mika Salo - Car No. 24
Position: 9th, 64/65 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Mika Salo