Imola test continues, despite conditions


Intermittent rain at Imola continued to cause problems for both BMW and Scuderia Toro Rosso, indeed the Italian outfit opted to pack up early, frustrated that it was unable to carry out its planned programme.

In the morning, BMW drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Robert Kubica did long-runs on extreme wet tyres, while in the afternoon, they tested intermediates. In addition, the German outfit's engineers did some fine-tuning of the electronic systems.

Both drivers continue here tomorrow, though the exact programme will be decided according to the weather conditions.

As previously reported, Toro Rosso's final pre-season test was thwarted by the conditions, the team unable to carry out its planned programme, indeed, it was decided quite early on to just run one car.

"Looking at the bad conditions, we took the decision to continue with pit stop practice," said Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "It was pretty much our only option and with around 20 pit stops completed, the crew have really sharpened their skills."

Air temperature: 8-12 C
Track temperature: 9-10 C
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Published: 23/02/2006
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