Toro Rosso Jerez test day 3 report

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Jean-Eric Vergne, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Jean-Eric Vergne, Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms
Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne
Car: STR7 – 01
Laps: 79
Best time: 1:19.734

Three French drivers out on track today, including Jean-Eric Vergne, having his first run in the new STR7. The initial priority was getting Jean-Eric settled in the car for the first time, then the team worked through an extensive aero test programme, which is why the driver did a lot of short runs, collecting data for different aero configurations. We got through the programme, while at the same time Jean-Eric was getting up to speed with the car. The conditions on track were much better today for aero work, as there was much less wind. A relatively long run was completed in the afternoon and the plan is to do an even longer one tomorrow.

Jean-Eric Vergne: “My first feeling when I got in the cockpit was a positive one. The car seems to have a good base from which we can progress over the winter tests. In general, it was a positive day for me and the team and I am happy with the work we got through. I still need to work on my seating position in the car to make it perfect and I’m looking forward to making more progress tomorrow. Was it a special feeling knowing this is “my” Formula 1 car for the season? I preferred to concentrate on the work side of things and put the extraordinary aspects of the job to the back of my mind.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean-Eric Vergne
Teams Toro Rosso
Tags ferrari, toro rosso, vergne