Toyota Barcelona test notes 2002-10-02

Panasonic Toyota Racing test drivers Stéphane Sarrazin and Ryan Briscoe once again shared driving duties at the Circuit de Catalunya for the second day of this week's three-day session. Both drivers continued their respective programmes from ...

Panasonic Toyota Racing test drivers Stéphane Sarrazin and Ryan Briscoe once again shared driving duties at the Circuit de Catalunya for the second day of this week's three-day session. Both drivers continued their respective programmes from yesterday with Frenchman Sarrazin working on the development of the intermediary TF102B car and Australian Briscoe concentrating on set-up work with the current TF102 race car.

Ryan Briscoe

"Having completed our data acquisition programme this morning, we then focused on some general set-up work in preparation for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend. This included aerodynamic comparisons that gave rather satisfying results. It has been a very productive day for me and up to now everything went according to plan. Hopefully we will complete our programme on the same note tomorrow."

Stéphane Sarrazin

"Today did not go as smoothly as yesterday since we encountered a few problems that cost us quite a bit of running time. But this is part of development work. Our programme is based on checking and improving the durability and performance of the 2003 elements that are already on the TF102B, and this is exactly what we have been doing today by sorting out the difficulties we experienced. In that respect it has been a very interesting day for us."

Tomorrow will be Panasonic Toyota Racing's last day at the Barcelona track, as well as the final round of testing for the 2002 season. Testing will recommence at the end of November when the team will focus fully on preparation for the 2003 season.


Ryan Briscoe
Best lap time: 1m.20.224s
62 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/04


Stephane Sarrazin
Best lap time: 1m.20.840s
20 laps completed
Chassis: TF102B

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Stéphane Sarrazin , Ryan Briscoe
Teams Toyota Racing