Toyota driver Timo Glock passed the medical check yesterday after his crash at Hockenheim and got in the cockpit today for the Friday free practice sessions at Hungaroring with his team mate Jarno Trulli. Both man had a problem-free and busy day.
Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: A full day's work en route to 9th in the second session
P1 10th Best Lap Time: 1m 22.457s (+1.476s) Laps: 25
P2 9th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.505s (+0.951s) Laps: 42
"As usual here in Hungary it was a difficult Friday because of the dusty circuit. It was hard to draw clear conclusions because there was tyre graining that affected the car's performance and general balance. So we concentrated on finding out what kind of behaviour we can expect from the tyres. I hope we can have another strong weekend because I like this track, the car has been competitive recently and we are looking to score more points."
Timo Glock (Car 12, Chassis TF108-06)
Summary: Two solid sessions of running, finishing 11th in the afternoon
P1 6th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.931s (+0.950s) Laps: 22
P2 11th Best Lap Time: 1m 21.662s (+1.108s) Laps: 39
"The morning went well for me on the dirty track surface and we had no problems with the car. In the second session the track changed, there was a bit more grip and the car started to be a bit trickier to drive but overall this was not a bad first day. Hopefully we can continue with this speed. If I can qualify well and we can have the race pace we had in Hockenheim then a points finish should be possible. After my accident in the last race I've completely recovered. I tested at Jerez last week without problems, I passed a further medical check yesterday and I felt fine driving the car today."
Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test: "Today's sessions went very smoothly and we were able to get through a lot of work on aerodynamics and set-up. We had no problems on the cars so that was a positive day for us. Obviously here you always have to be very careful with the circuit evolution, because the track starts dirty and then picks up a lot of rubber. This needs to be taken into account when we do our analysis tonight. The option tyre seemed better suited to the track compared to Friday last year and we can be pleased with what we have achieved today."