Toyota Mugello test notes 2002-04-16

Mugello Test 16-18 April / Day 1 16 April 2002 Panasonic Toyota Racing began a three-day test in Mugello today. Mika Salo and Allan McNish worked on two different programmes on the Italian track, which has similar features to the Circuit de ...

Mugello Test 16-18 April / Day 1 16 April 2002

Panasonic Toyota Racing began a three-day test in Mugello today. Mika Salo and Allan McNish worked on two different programmes on the Italian track, which has similar features to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona -the venue for next week's Spanish Grand Prix.

Mika Salo

"It was a very productive day today with plenty of running. I worked only on aerodynamics, testing different parts and looking for confirmation of the car's set-up. We got some positive results from this, but unfortunately I had to stop the session slightly early after my engine gave way."

Allan McNish

"We did a lot of laps today, helped by the dry conditions. I concentrated my testing purely on the mechanical aspects of the car, trying a various number of combinations to improve the mechanical grip, which was quite successful. Mugello is certainly one of my favourite tracks and is fantastic to drive."


Weather conditions: Dry with some cloud and sunny spells.
Air temperature: min 12, max 20
Track conditions: Dry for the entire day.
Asphalt temperature: min 13, max 24


Mika Salo Best lap time: 1m25.453s
58 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/06


Allan McNish Best lap time: 1m26.833s
66 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/02

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Mika Salo
Teams Toyota Racing