Timo Glock returned to the track today for Panasonic Toyota Racing for the first time since his heavy crash at Sunday's German Grand Prix. Timo took to the cockpit for the third day of Toyota's four-day programme at the Spanish circuit of Jerez.
On another very hot day at the track, the team continued its preparations for next week's Hungarian GP. Timo had a busy day's running, working on set-up in the morning before aerodynamic comparisons in the afternoon. He reported no ill-effects from his accident on Sunday and he was just completing his programme when he stopped due to an issue with the fuel system. Third driver Kamui Kobayashi will now take over as scheduled to complete the test tomorrow.
Timo Glock - Chassis TF108-04
Best lap time: 1m 20.421s
Total laps: 78
Total distance: 345.0km
"It was good to get back in the car and that was a positive day's testing for us. We pushed hard in the morning and we were able to get through most of our plan for the day before lunch. That was useful because in the afternoon here it gets too hot and the track is just too slow to get a clear picture out of the car. Late on we had a fuel system issue but we had already gathered the data we wanted. The main thing is that I've made a full recovery from my accident on Sunday and I feel fine."
Gerd Pfeiffer, Test Team Manager "Today we ran through a similar programme with Timo to what we completed with Jarno yesterday. In the morning we concentrated on set-up for the Hungarian Grand Prix before we switched to aerodynamic tests. It was another productive day of work and Timo made it through a lot of laps without suffering any ill-effects from his accident at the weekend. We were close to finishing our planned programme when an issue with the fuel system brought our day's running to a close. Tomorrow we will round off the week's work with Kamui at the wheel."