Toro Rosso's Ricciardo completed day two in Jerez

Daniel Ricciardo added a further 83 laps on his final day in the cockpit of the new STR8 on the Jerez circuit.

Daniel Ricciardo, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8
Daniel Ricciardo, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8

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The second day of testing in southern Spain went smoothly for Scuderia Toro Rosso as Daniel Ricciardo added a further 83 laps to the 70 he completed yesterday. With the usual proviso that lap times do not mean too much at testing, the Australian’s fastest lap puts him third out of twelve on the time sheet. The engineers carried out the first scan of the car in terms of set-up and the programme also included some long runs to have a first look at the car in race trim and generally, it was another positive day’s work.

Tomorrow, Jean-Eric Vergne will have his first encounter with the new car, as he takes over from his team-mate for the final two days of this test.

Daniel Ricciardo: “A few more laps today and a bit of a clearer picture of what the STR8 is like. We completed our programme, with short runs in the morning and longer ones in the afternoon. We also tried the Medium Pirelli, having only used the Hard yesterday, so at least for this circuit, we have established a good compare of the two compounds. We ran through several other test items and I think we can be satisfied with the day’s work that has produced some useful information.”

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: STR8 chassis number 01
Laps: 83
Best time: 1:19.134

Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Jean-Eric Vergne
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Testing report
Tags ferrari, ricciardo, scuderia, toro rosso