Trulli Toyota Fast Again
June 20, 2007 | 1:10 P.M. EST
Trulli continued set-up work in anticipation for next month’s Grand Prix of Great Britain at the 3.194-mile Silverstone Circuit as well as some work on the engine and other systems during his 49 lap run.
After making some suspension changes in the early afternoon, the Toyota team was ready to join the eight other teams on track until heavy rains interrupted.
"In general it was a positive day even though it’s difficult to judge comparative performance because it’s always very windy here," said Trulli, who took over for teammate Ralf Schumacher in the cockpit today. "The morning went pretty well for us testing set-up and tires and I felt pretty comfortable with the car. Then we change the suspension settings so we lost some time around the lunch break. After the rain in the afternoon we only had about a half an hour more of meaningful work. But this was just typical of the problems that we can face during testing.
"Overall the running I have been able to complete has been good so I would say that we are in reasonable shape here."
Finishing just behind Trulli was Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Kimi Raikkonen, who had a best lap of 1:21.548 during his 62 lap session.
AT&T William’s Alex Wurz, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes tester Pedro de la Rosa and ING Renault F1 Team’s Heikki Kovalainen completed the top five.
Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team’s Adrian Sutil completed the most laps on the day, 72 total.
The session was hampered by six red flag periods, including three which were caused by Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber.
A total of nine drivers representing nine teams completed laps today. They will return tomorrow for the final day of testing at Silverstone.