Toyota Paul Ricard test 2002-06-26/28

Panasonic Toyota Racing carried out a three-day test session at its home track of Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France this week in preparation for next week's British Grand Prix. Using the 4.15km track layout, French test driver Stéphane...

Panasonic Toyota Racing carried out a three-day test session at its home track of Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France this week in preparation for next week's British Grand Prix. Using the 4.15km track layout, French test driver Stéphane Sarrazin began the test on Wednesday 26, with Allan McNish taking over for the final two days on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June.

Stéphane Sarrazin

"We had a very good test day on Wednesday with a lot of laps achieved. We managed to finish our aerodynamic testing programme. Consistent driving was difficult as the track was dirty and the grip level was low. With only one car it takes a long time to clean the track surface, but the car nevertheless felt good to drive."

Allan McNish

"My shoulder is now back in perfect working condition after resting well after the European GP. We managed to complete many laps over the two days. We worked on aerodynamics and mechanical items, as well as some suspension and electronics work, which improved the overall handling of the car. It was generally a productive two days with everyone working hard in hot conditions."

The team's next destination is Silverstone for next week's British Grand Prix - round 10 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and Allan McNish's home race.


Stephane Sarrazin
Best lap time: 1m15.75s
75 laps completed
Chassis TF102/05


Allan McNish
Best lap time: 1m13.34s
176 laps completed
Chassis: TF102/05

-toyota-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Allan McNish , Stéphane Sarrazin
Teams Toyota Racing