Canada GP: Practice notes - Toyota


Jarno Trulli: Our day of testing at Paul Ricard in preparation for this race was washed out so we had a lot to learn from today's practice sessions. This was another difficult day because the track was green and there was very low grip. That meant I was fighting a lot to control the car and to get the most out of the tyres. In general we have quite a lot of work to do to improve the balance before qualifying. It's hard to say how we can get on this weekend. The role of the tyres will be important because we had graining last year which had a big impact on the performance. We've had some difficult races lately so we could do with a return to form here.

Timo Glock: The first practice session went okay and we were able to carry out useful work in the changing conditions. But in the second practice I just could not find a balance and the car was really difficult to drive. I put a wheel into the wall with half an hour to go and that was it for the day. Still, my races here in Montreal have gone well for me so far. I scored points here on my F1 debut in 2004 and I came second here in Champ Cars. So I have good memories from this track and I remain hopeful we can come away from this weekend with a strong performance.

Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test: That was not an easy Friday practice for us. There was very little grip out there today and the rain obviously didn't help at the very beginning. It took quite some time to get grip on the track and we saw a lot of cars spinning, ours included. Still, we made some good progress with our programme. It's a pity that Timo had to stop when he slightly touched the wall. But we've collected some very good information from both drivers - especially Jarno, who completed the session - on set-up and tyres. There are still some balance issues to be sorted out overnight but overall it was not too bad.

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    Published: 06/06/2008
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