Toyota Happy with Revised Engine

The Toyota team were pleased with the performance of the latest version of their RVX-05 engine after the unit made its debut in practice for the German Grand Prix

Toyota Happy with Revised Engine

"It was a positive session for us," said engine technical director Luca Marmorini.

"So far we have had no serious issues with our new engine developments, so everything looks under control and we are happy.

"Now we have to analyse the data for Saturday and Sunday."

Jarno Trulli was the quickest of the Toyota drivers, posting the ninth fastest time. The Italian driver refused to make any predictions for the rest of the weekend but admitted he is targeting more points on Sunday.

"That was a normal Friday of tyre and set-up work and it's still too early to say how well we can perform here," said Trulli. "The tyre choice is still open and could be affected by the weather so we'll have to analyse the data carefully tonight.

"The engine has a good step forward here which should help us to improve our pace and hopefully to score more points."

Trulli's teammate Ralf Schumacher finished in 11th place in front of his home crowd.

"It's always nice to come to Hockenheim because I enjoy the atmosphere here," he said. "Today was a normal day of work on tyres and set-up in preparation for the rest of the weekend.

"We've been struggling a bit in the last few races, but the package still has the potential to make it to a good points finish so we'll try and do that again on Sunday."

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