Toyota Barcelona test summary 2004-02/-03/05

Toyota's drivers review the team's test session Olivier Panis: "First of all I want to say that I am feeling pretty good after my crash yesterday. Basically, I was trying to go through turn three flat out, as I had already done in the morning,...

Toyota's drivers review the team's test session

Olivier Panis:

"First of all I want to say that I am feeling pretty good after my crash yesterday. Basically, I was trying to go through turn three flat out, as I had already done in the morning, but as I tried to correct some oversteer, the rear went and that was it. I was taken to the hospital as a precaution and everything was absolutely fine. I left the hospital at lunchtime and came back to the track. I am really sorry for the team, but thank them for their support. I would also like to thank everyone at the circuit and the hospital for their efficient and professional work."

"Nevertheless, I am very happy with this week's test. The base we have with the TF104 is really good and we know what we need to achieve together to continue to improve the performance. If we keep working in this direction, I think we are going to be in good shape for Melbourne and I am looking forward to getting back in the car."

Cristiano da Matta:

"It has been an extremely productive week at Barcelona, quite possibly the most productive we have had so far. I am happy with the performance of the car, and impressed with the way in which we have improved over the course of the week. We have worked mainly on set-up work and tyre tests and we have made steps ahead in every area. The car is certainly reliable, which we showed again by completing more than one race distance on each of the four days I have run this week. I am glad that Olivier is okay and it was good to see him back at the track this afternoon."

Olivier Panis
Total laps: 197
Best lap time: 1m15.444s
Chassis: TF104/01

Cristiano da Matta
Total laps: 336
Best lap time: 1m15.705s
Chassis: TF104/02

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Cristiano da Matta