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Toro Rosso Complete ‘Productive Four Days’ In Barcelona

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Toro Rosso concluded a successful pre-season test in Barcelona with Sebastien Buemi completing 90 laps and finished the day third fastest.

The team spent the final day of this test doing a mix of long and short runs, using a range of Pirelli tyres, working on car set-up work and brakes.

“Today went well and I am happy with what we achieved,” said Buemi. “We got through the entire programme we had planned and did enough laps to improve our understanding of the various types of Pirelli tyre.

“Along with the two other drivers, we gathered a lot of data over the past four days here in Barcelona and it will be important to analyse everything very carefully to find the right way to move forward in terms of reliability and performance, when we tackle the final pre-season test session.

“The team, at the track and back at the factory worked well to deliver a car reliable enough to do plenty of laps, which is always the most important thing at this point in the year.”

Technical director Giorgio Ascanelli said that Toro Rosso had made a big step forward since the previous test in Jerez: “This has definitely been a productive four days for us with a good number of laps completed. We addressed all the technical issues that came to our attention at the previous test in Jerez, although as you move forward and make progress, you always discover new problems. But 90 trouble-free laps today means that this is a positive end to our time in Barcelona.”

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