2008 Monaco GP, race: Toyota quotes 

Written by David on May 25th, 2008 at 6:07 pmLast Update: May 25th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

ToyotaTadashi Yamashina, Team Principal: “If we had kept up the performance we had shown in qualifying we would have scored some good points. Instead it was a very difficult day. Both drivers made good starts and they were in good shape for the race early on. But then Timo did some spins which we were not expecting. Jarno also struggled for pace on the extreme wet tyres while the track dried and other cars made up ground. The drivers lacked confidence with the car here while our tyre change strategy was not suited for the weather we faced today. So the race went against us in all possible areas and we have a lot to analyse. Now we must keep pushing to do better in Canada.”

Jarno Trulli: “This has been a hard weekend and today was one of those days when things just didn’t work out for us. At one stage it was raining really hard and we took the gamble to go on extreme wet tyres. That went well at the beginning because I was quicker and I did several good overtaking manoeuvres. But then the rain stopped and I was really struggling with extreme wets on a drying track. Unfortunately here you are always stuck in traffic and I lost a lot of positions during our pit stops. Towards the end of the race we put the dry tyres on and I brought the car home.”

Timo Glock: “That just wasn’t a good day for me. It would have been possible to score points but I just made too many mistakes and I am sorry for the team. I made a good start and passed Webber on the run down to the first corner. Then I spun a couple of laps later and had to come in. We switched to extreme wets for the first stint but they became harder as the track dried. Soon after our pit stop the track dried out further and we pitted again for dry tyres. Then it was just about bringing the car home. We will hope for better next time.”

source: Toyota

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