Toro Rosso happy with reliability


Jaime Alguersuari was in the Toro Rosso STR5 on the fourth and final day of this latest winter test in Jerez, performing aero evaluation runs in the morning and completing a race simulation in the afternoon.

In total, Alguersuari completed 139 laps today, the equivalent of two race distances. Chief Engineer Laurent Mekies said this is “encouraging on the reliability front.”

Summarising the last four days in Jerez, Mekies said it had been a productive period. “Even with the rain interrupting our programme this week, it has been quite a useful test, working on both dry and wet weather basic set-up. However, there is still a fair amount of work to do before the first race in Bahrain and we hope to get a lot more testing miles under our belt, in Barcelona next week.”

Alguersuari echoed the sentiments of his engineer. “The most important aspect is that the car ran reliably, which was our main target here in Jerez. It puts us in good shape to tackle the final test in Barcelona.”