Jerez Test Day 3: Toro Rosso review

Jaime Alguersuari

Feb.12 (YF1) As predicted, rain was the main factor today, although the team made the most of the first dry hour this morning to do a base line run, with Jaime Alguersuari taking over from Sebastien Buemi in the cockpit of the Toro Rosso STR5. It was during this period that Jaime set his best time of the day.

From then on, it was a case of the Catalan driver getting his first taste of this year’s rain tyres, starting on Intermediates, in the light drizzle that began to fall, before switching to the Extremes when the rain intensified. Later, conditions were so bad that testing was abandoned with around 45 minutes of the session remaining. Jaime completed long runs on both types of rain tyre: the car ran reliably and the driver made no mistakes in the tricky conditions.

Jaime Alguersuari continues driving tomorrow, for the final day of this test, when rain is again on the radar.

Day 3 best laptimes:

P Driver Team Time Difference Laps
1 J.Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1.19.919 76
2 P.De La Rosa Sauber 1.20.738 +0.817 58
3 A.Sutil Force India 1.21.428 +1.509 48
4 F.Massa Ferrari 1.21.603 +1.684 72
5 S.Vettel Red Bull 1.21.783 +1.864 59
6 V.Petrov Renault 1.22.000 +2.081 68
7 N.Rosberg Mercedes 1.22.820 +2.901 53
8 R.Barrichello Williams 1.23.217 +3.298 120
9 L.Hamilton McLaren 1.23.985 +4.066 68
10 L.Di Grassi Virgin 1.37.107 +17.188 8