Rain Hampers Toyota's Progress at Magny Cours

Heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 km/h hampered Toyota's three-day test session at the Magny-Cours circuit in France, which came to an end on Thursday.

Rain Hampers Toyota's Progress at Magny Cours

Heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 km/h hampered Toyota's three-day test session at the Magny-Cours circuit in France, which came to an end on Thursday.

Both Finn Mika Salo and Scot Allan McNish were able to complete just over 150 laps between them during the session. The team used the wet conditions to carry out wet tyre testing, and also worked on wet weather mapping and electronics.

"We had limited running in dry conditions," said McNish. "In fact the track was never totally dry, which meant that work we did was on electronics. It was the first time I have ever driven a modern F1 car in the wet and it was certainly an experience."

McNish was the fastest of the Toyota duo, with a time of 1:19.16 while Salo's best lap was 1:20.10. The French Grand Prix pole position time in 2001 was 1:12.989.

Toyota, who will make their Formula One debut next season, will now move to Silverstone for another test session which will start on August 7.

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