Toyota Paul Ricard test notes 2008-05-15

Jarno Trulli took over driving duties from Timo Glock at Paul Ricard for day two of Panasonic Toyota Racing’s three–day test in the south of France. His programme focused on finalising aerodynamic set–ups for the Monaco Grand Prix next week,...

Jarno Trulli took over driving duties from Timo Glock at Paul Ricard for day two of Panasonic Toyota Racing’s three–day test in the south of France. His programme focused on finalising aerodynamic set–ups for the Monaco Grand Prix next week, as well as gathering information on the soft and super soft compound Bridgestone Potenza tyres that will be used. A shower around lunchtime did not interrupt plans and the TF108 ran smoothly with no mechanical problems, allowing Jarno to complete 120 laps and increase the team’s understanding of the car in high downforce configuration. Jarno will be back in the car tomorrow, when a different circuit lay–out will be in use to simulate the demands of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, venue for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Jarno Trulli: “I went through the programme but I can’t honestly say that I detected too much difference with the various set–ups that we tried. It was the first time that I have driven the TF108 in high downforce configuration but there was not that much difference in feel. I’m not sure whether that is just a characteristic of this circuit.”

Gerd Pfeiffer - Test Team Manager: "We ran a similar programme today as we did yesterday, except adapted to Jarno’s set–up. We experimented with some different brakes and a range of different wings and aerodynamic settings. We had no mechanical problems and thankfully the rain that arrived around lunchtime did not affect our running in the afternoon. We completed the schedule and tomorrow we will turn our attention to preparations for Montreal on a different circuit layout."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Gilles Villeneuve , Timo Glock
Teams Toyota Racing