Valencia - Toyota - Test day 2Jarno Trulli
and Timo Glock were on track again today for Toyota while another sunny day in Spain meant track conditions were perfect for testing and both drivers focused on set-up, with aerodynamic evaluations high on the priority list along
with suspension settings and other mechanical adjustments.
The two TF108s ran without trouble all day and, with few red flags to interrupt proceedings, both Trulli and Glock took the opportunity to gather set-up data, with each driver completing more than a race distance.
Glock set the 11th best time, while Trulli was 15th of the 17 runners. Both continue tomorrow for the final day of testing at Valencia.Jarno Trulli
“It was a difficult day for me because I did a lot of laps and I had to spend the whole day gathering some specific data to send to the factory in order to understand what we can improve on the car. The car was not particularly well balanced but this was the plan for today in order to study certain aspects of its behaviour. I am happy because I completed all the work I had planned. I wasn’t looking at lap times at all today – the main thing was to get all the data we needed.”
“It went pretty well and again the car ran smoothly so we completed quite a few laps to make it a very productive day.
We did a lot of work again on set-up and we tried many different settings to see what affect they had on performance. We are understanding more about the car every time we test and I am quite happy with how things are going. I think we are moving in the right direction and we know what we have to work on.”
Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test
“Today went according to plan and both Timo and Jarno completed their programmes without any problems. I have to say, so far the new car has shown very impressive reliability. Today we mainly concentrated on aerodynamic testing, trying various different configurations and comparing the results. I would say we are making good progress; we had another productive day and we have again improved our understanding of the new car. We expect to continue this tomorrow, when we will run a similar programme.”