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Toro Rosso chases trouble free second day

Toro Rosso hope for an easier second day of F1 testing in Spain after gearbox issues on new STR5
Toro Rosso will hope for a better second day of running in Valencia after gearbox issues plagued Sebastien Buemi's first run in the new STR5 yesterday [Monday].

The team launched its 2010 F1 challenger at the Spanish circuit just before the first pre-season test of the year got underway, but it proved to be a troublesome day for the new car as Buemi managed just ten laps before being forced to return to the pits with a gearbox control problem.

The issue ultimately kept Buemi off track until the final half hour of the day before he returned to action and ended up with the seventh quickest time of the eight drivers present.

“This morning, we had a problem, which took a long time to analyse,” Buemi said after Monday's running. “We managed to get out again towards the end of the day, even though the fault was not completely fixed. At least we managed some running, which allowed us to work through the usual new car procedures, such as checking seat position, visibility from the cockpit, the systems and so on. But it is a bit too early to get an impression of what the car is like, especially those elements affected by the rule changes.”

Technical director Giorgio Ascanelli admitted it was difficult to read too much into the first day of running due to the problem and said the team was hopeful of a better day on Tuesday.

“This morning we had a problem with one of the gearbox actuators, which we managed to improve, but not fix completely,” he said. “ It is too early to make any comment on the actual performance characteristics of the new car. In the short term, we will be trying to fix the actuator problem overnight, in the hope of having a better day tomorrow.”



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Taz - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 10:52 AM

Your post gives away your identity you muppet. Last years car was basically a 2009 red bull, this year is pretty much the same car with a few of their own bits stuck on to comply the rules of no customer cars. While that car was great the game has moved on and their drivers are average and prone to hitting others and the scenery on a regular basis. They haven't been on the pace in true terms since Vettel left...go figure. And you'll find it BA that is anti Schumacher, I'm happy he's back and I wasn't a a huge fan. Idiot :rolleyes:

Taz - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:38 AM

Moved sideways.....oh please. It's like arguing with a 10 year old :rolleyes: Let's see how well they do this year and then feel free to start for infantile rants at me if your proved right and they do beat McLaren :rolleyes:



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