Jerez Test Day 2: Toro Rosso report

Sebastien Buemi

Feb.11 (YF1) After a damp time on Wednesday, today’s conditions meant the Toro Rosso STR5 ran all day on dry weather tyres. Sebastien Buemi completed a good number of laps, important as more rain is forecast for tomorrow.  On the agenda for today was an evaluation of a few aero parts, an assessment of different mechanical set-ups and runs with different fuel loads. Our Swiss driver also tried all three compounds brought here by Bridgestone – the Soft, Medium and Hard.

“I am pleased with how the past two days have gone and although rain is never ideal, yesterday’s damp conditions meant we could try the wet weather tyres,” said Sébastien Buemi. “Today, in the dry, we were able to do a lot of laps, as the car ran reliably. We tried various set-ups and ran with different fuel loads, so we are beginning to get a better understanding of STR5 in general.”

Jaime Alguersuari takes over at the wheel tomorrow.

Jerez Day 2 Lap Times

P Driver Team Time Laps
1 K.Kobayashi Sauber 1:19.950 103
2 S.Buemi Toro Rosso 1:20.026 121
3 J.Button McLaren 1:20.618 83
4 N.Hulkenberg Williams 1:20.629 67
5 V.Liuzzi Force India 1:20.754 80
6 M.Schumacher Mercedes 1:21.083 124
7 F.Alonso Ferrari 1:21.424 129
8 R.Kubica Renault 1:22.003 103
9 M.Webber Red Bull 1:22.043 99
10 T.Glock Virgin 1:29.964 11