Toyota will qualify, race in Canada

Sat, 9 June 2007, 05:06

Toyota is not planning to sit out the remainder of the Canadian grand prix weekend.

Shortly before the third pre-qualifying practice session on Saturday, activity in the Japanese squad’s pit garages at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve appears normal and team personnel report that they are preparing the two TF107 cars to run.

Jarno Trulli suffered two identical right-front upright suspension failures after normally hitting the turn-eight kerbs on Friday afternoon, sparking speculation that Toyota would have to pull the cars in the name of safety.

Reports indicate, however, that engineers have modified the setup of both cars overnight to prevent a recurrence of the problems, with sources explaining that Trulli generally runs a ‘stiffer’ suspension setup than does Schumacher, who has not encounter similar problems so far in Montreal.

The drivers have also been told to avoid the offending kerb at turn eight.

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