Toro Rosso Barcelona test notes 2008-11-19

The three day session came to an end today, and as was also the case yesterday, the Toro Rosso drivers were second and third fastest overall. "There was a twofold purpose to these three days, firstly evaluating drivers for next year and secondly...

The three day session came to an end today, and as was also the case yesterday, the Toro Rosso drivers were second and third fastest overall.

"There was a twofold purpose to these three days, firstly evaluating drivers for next year and secondly assessing the 2009 Bridgestone slick tyres, while running with the level of downforce we expect to have next season," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "The high number of laps completed means we have been able to carry out both these tasks to our satisfaction. On the tyre front, we tried a variety of suspension and mechanical set-up options, which means we have plenty of data to analyse, in preparation for our next test at the Jerez circuit in mid- December."

"Another positive day to round off this test session," said Buemi. I'm really happy with how testing went overall, the team did a good job and I think I did too, which could be important for my future!"

"It's been a useful one and a half days, trying various set-up options to find the right direction for next year's car," commented Bourdais. "Of course, the 2008 car was not designed to run on the '09 slick tyres, which means you don't always have the necessary range of adjustment to exploit them fully, but it was an interesting experience nevertheless."

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