Toro Rosso: We have made progress

08.02.2012 Jerez, Spain - Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Scuderia Toro Rosso - Formula1 World Championship Pre-Season Testing  - Jerez de la Frontera +++ © Copyright: Stange /ac
Daniel Ricciardo

Feb.8 (Toro Rosso) Daniel Ricciardo completed a hundred laps on his second and last day of driving at this first test of the season. It was a respectable performance in terms of reliability therefore, with the car running faultlessly throughout. This allowed the team to get through its programme split between short runs this morning and a longer one this afternoon, while acquiring plenty of data.

Tomorrow, Jean-Eric Vergne will be behind the wheel of the STR7 for the very first time, which means that the first part of the day will be spent getting him comfortable and adapted to the new car.

Daniel Ricciardo: “I am happy with what we did today: one hundred laps is around twice the distance we did yesterday. So we achieved our aim of getting plenty of miles for me and the car with a mix of short and long runs, trying three different tyre compounds. I also did some practice starts and pit entry tests, just about as much as one can do in one day. We have made progress and were even able to do some back to back runs to start finding out how the car reacts to set-up changes.”