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#1 EDJE

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 16:50

In the most recent (North American) edition of the run for the world championship of Formula 1 open wheel racing, Canada and the track at Montreal proved to be a study in preparation and strong driving for Toyota.

The drives put on by both Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli of Panasonic Toyota Racing was quite impressive once one realizes that Glock qualified in position 13 and Trulli at 14. In F1, to be able to score any points at the end of the race from these starting positions is very rare especially since in F1, only the top eight finishing positions are awarded points.

It did not hurt that during the race, four cars that qualified ahead of them found trouble on the track and had to bow out due to accidents, but this does not completely explain how Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli were able to move up nine and seven positions respectively.

On track performance, incidents, strategy, and off-track preparation all combine into a perfect storm of performance and this video produced by Toyota gives insight to a form of car preparation beyond the wind tunnel.

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#2 alfa1

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 17:26

Originally posted by EDJE
In the most recent (North American) edition of the run for the world championship of Formula 1 open wheel racing, Canada and the track at Montreal proved to be a study in preparation and strong driving for Toyota.




Spam.

Cutting and pasting a stolen press release from Panasonic Toyota Racing is not what these forums are for.
You'd be glad I'm not a moderator. I would have killed your account by now.

#3 Cosworth-Daz

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 17:39

Originally posted by alfa1




Spam.

Cutting and pasting a stolen press release from Panasonic Toyota Racing is not what these forums are for.
You'd be glad I'm not a moderator. I would have killed your account by now.


and with a brasque and abrupt attitude like yours, I can see why you are not a moderator.

#4 metz

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 17:58

EDJE must work in Sales& Marketing for Toyota. Any way to get the message out is OK by me.
He makes a valid point however. This was probably Toyotas best performance in recent times. Glock did very very well.
I'm not sure it's all down to preperation and attention to detail.
I think the 1 stop strategy adopted by most of the QP10+ had more to do with it.

#5 EDJE

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 17:59

Originally posted by Cosworth-Daz


and with a brasque and abrupt attitude like yours, I can see why you are not a moderator.


Thanks, the last video I posted from a press only access site was well received from the boards here at Atlas F1.

The intension is to share, not spam.

If I could post the video directly ... I would, but this portal has limited functionality as far as sharing.