Daniel Ricciardo had his second and final day at the wheel of the Toro Rosso STR8 for this particular test session, continuing the programme begun yesterday. Having in mind the new car was designed to give more set-up freedom, the team began experimenting with suspension options today.
"Today’s programme centred on experimenting with that wider range and evaluating different suspension set-up options. So far we have not experienced any reliability issues with the new car."
Daniel Ricciardo: “A very productive day, testing various suspension options, which was very interesting and has provided us with plenty of data to look at. Therefore it was not a day for the time sheets, but one during which we learned a lot. It’s been interesting evaluating the Pirelli tyres, which have different characteristics to those from last year, but we will need some higher temperatures before we get an accurate picture of how they perform. Now it’s down to Jean-Eric to carry on for the next couple of days, before I get my final two days of testing when we come back here in just over one week.”
Car: STR8 chassis number 01
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