Toyota Silverstone test notes 2002-05-29

It was a difficult day's testing for the Panasonic Toyota Racing team at Silverstone today. Race drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish completed only 36 laps between them as intermittent rain throughout the day affected the team's test ...

It was a difficult day's testing for the Panasonic Toyota Racing team at Silverstone today. Race drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish completed only 36 laps between them as intermittent rain throughout the day affected the team's test programme.

Mika Salo

"It has been a very difficult day for us today. We have not been able to do any of the programme we had planned. This morning was spent fixing the car after Stephane's crash yesterday and this afternoon was wasted because of the weather. I sincerely hope we get some serious running done tomorrow."

Allan McNish

"We had a problem early on today with the transmission, which lost us the morning session. Inclement weather prevented us from much work in the afternoon, apart from a few runs concentrating on car balance. On a positive note though, it has been nice to see so many fans here."

Mika and Allan will conclude this three-day Silverstone test tomorrow, hoping for a change in weather conditions.

Mika Salo
Chassis: TF102/03
Best lap time: 1m25.90s
Number of laps completed: 16

Allan McNish
Chassis: TF102/05
Best lap time: 1m25.47s
Number of laps completed: 20

Weather: Dry start, intermittent heavy showers in the afternoon
Temperatures: Air - Min 13C, Max 19C
Track - Min 17C, Max 25C

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