2008 Monaco GP, practice: Toyota quotes 

Written by David on May 22nd, 2008 at 5:28 pmLast Update: May 22nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

ToyotaDieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test: “As usual in Monaco that was not an easy day. Jarno’s first session was cut short because he made contact with the wall late on. Then in the afternoon we had a problem with the floor that we had to fix so his running time was further disrupted. Timo had a trouble-free day and he was able to run smoothly through his programme. The problem here is that with the circuit evolving so much, you have to take a step back and analyse the data. Now we have plenty of time tomorrow to come up with the best set-up for Saturday. With rain forecast for later in the weekend, the weather could still play a major part in proceedings.”

Jarno Trulli: “That was a difficult day for me. This morning I made a mistake and touched the wall on the way into the tunnel. That broke my rear suspension so I missed some running. Then in the afternoon we had a problem with the floor that made me lose a lot more track time so it is hard to draw too many conclusions so far. It’s difficult to make predictions here because anything can happen. We are expecting to see a wet track during the weekend which will make things especially tough. So there are a lot of variables that make this a unique place to race but the atmosphere is always special.”

Timo Glock: “It was an interesting experience to drive around Monaco in a Formula One car. This is a special event as there is no other track like it and the circuit is fun to drive. You are quite busy out there and you have lots to do. So far I am happy with the car but we still need to improve a few things to make it a bit quicker. I still need a bit more experience to get the most out of the car but it was a good start. Overall it was a good free practice – no damage and we made it through the whole programme. Now I hope to push hard for a better result at the weekend.”

source: Toyota

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