Jarno Trulli returned to the cockpit of the TF108 today for the first time since his hard won podium at Sunday's French Grand Prix. The Italian arrived from Magny-Cours to take over driving duties for Panasonic Toyota Racing on day two of this week's Silverstone test.
After an overcast morning that brought a brief shower, conditions improved and the drivers were able to enjoy dry running for most of the day. Jarno enjoyed a trouble-free day's work on set-up for next week's British Grand Prix along with aerodynamic development. He set the second fastest lap of the day on a late run. Timo Glock will take over tomorrow for the last day of the test.
Jarno Trulli - Chassis TF108-04
Best lap time: 1m 20.391s
Total laps: 95
Total distance: 488.4km
"Today's main focus was preparation for the British Grand Prix and it was a good day. We managed to do a lot of laps and we learned several useful things. It all went smoothly and we ran without any real issues. There was a lot of gusting wind out there today, which can make direct comparisons difficult. Still, we made some progress with our set-up and aerodynamics programme. We are obviously looking to build on our result at last Sunday's French Grand Prix. Now I hope we will be in good shape for another strong race here next week."
Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager: "The weather was kind to us today, despite looking ominous early on. We had a brief shower halfway through the morning but apart from that we had a dry track to work on. That gave us plenty of time to make it through our programme of aerodynamics and set-up work for next week's British Grand Prix. There were a few interruptions for red flags but Jarno had a solid day's work and we made some good progress. Now we will look to continue the momentum with Timo as we wrap up the test tomorrow."