Toyota N?rburgring test 2001-08-21

Two days of development work have come to an end at Nürburgring today. Once again the Toyota F1 team gathered circuit data in preparation for racing next year, but also continued to practice pit stops, launch and traction control. "This was a...

Two days of development work have come to an end at Nürburgring today. Once again the Toyota F1 team gathered circuit data in preparation for racing next year, but also continued to practice pit stops, launch and traction control.

"This was a pretty good test for us," said Mika Salo. "We managed to do a lot of laps and we did all the engine mapping that we were supposed to do here. After a very positive two days we are now ready for the next test in Hungary."

"We did a lot of kilometres here, " said Allan McNish. "We worked on traction control again and found some gains. There was also some more work on aerodynamics, but the main thing was traction control. Overall, I think this was a very encouraging test for both myself and Mika."

Team Manager, Ange Pasquali, commented: "We continued today with our pit stop simulations and we have made some very good progress. The team spirit is growing and the guys are coming together nicely as a whole."

The number of laps completed and best lap times are below:
Mika Salo 1m 19.61s 181 laps completed
Allan McNish 1m 20.02s 142 laps completed

Toyota's next scheduled test session will take place 4-6 September in Budapest.

-Toyota

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Mika Salo