Toro Rosso Valencia test notes 2008-01-24

Circuit length: 4.005 km Driver: Sebastian Vettel Best time: 1:12.526 114 laps Pos.8th Chassis STR2-02 Driver: Sebastien Bourdais Best time: 1:13.060 95 laps Pos.12th Chassis STR2-01 Waving a red cloth has long been part of Spanish ...

Circuit length: 4.005 km

Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Best time: 1:12.526
114 laps
Pos.8th
Chassis STR2-02

Driver: Sebastien Bourdais
Best time: 1:13.060
95 laps
Pos.12th
Chassis STR2-01

Waving a red cloth has long been part of Spanish tradition in other sporting pursuits, but at Valencia there were rather too many red flag moments today, which is why the circuit officials granted a generous ten extra minutes track time, at the end of this final day of testing.

Despite the interruptions, both our drivers managed to do a lot of laps with Vettel completing the long run testing he was unable to finish yesterday. "These three days have been good from a reliability point of view, with around two thousand kilometres completed," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "We have made progress with this reliability, especially in terms of the gearbox. We also increased our understanding of the control systems for the 2008 electronics and acquired useful data regarding car set-up."

The Toro Rosso tour of Spain continues next week, when Bourdais and Vettel running at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona from 1 to 3 February.

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso