Toyota: 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix preview 

Written by David on March 30th, 2009 at 12:14 pmLast Update: March 30th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

John Howett: “Australia was a very challenging weekend for the team but we responded extremely well to it and the performance was a credit to everyone. We showed extremely strong pace in the race and all our work has clearly delivered a competitive car which we expect to show again in Malaysia.”

Timo Glock: “I don’t have much experience of racing in Malaysia because I was taken out so early last year, but from the practice and qualifying I know the conditions are quite extreme. It’s also pretty tough on the cars and tyres as well but I can adapt quickly to different conditions and different tracks so I’m ready for the challenge. I said before the season started that our car looked pretty good and the performance we showed in Australia proved that. It’s great to have good points on the board already this season and my goal is obviously to add to that this weekend. We have every reason to be optimistic.”

Jarno Trulli: “I generally go really well in Malaysia and I have had some strong results there so I am approaching this race with great confidence. We achieved a great breakthrough in Malaysia in 2005 when I got the team’s first podium in Formula 1 so I have good memories which will inspire me this weekend. Of course one of the big topics in Malaysia is the heat and humidity, which is quite a challenge for the drivers. It’s not easy but that’s why I train so much over the winter; I’m fit and it will be fine. Australia was a weekend of highs and lows but we showed that we are very competitive and I hope we can do that again this weekend.”

source: Toyota

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