Jarno Trulli’s rotten luck failed to take a turn for the better at the Nurburgring, with the Italian failing to set even a single lap time in his Toyota on Friday.
”The team will take the car apart completely to find the source of (the problem),” he reported.
Basically, both cars were oddly vibrating on the German track – which is not far from Toyota’s Cologne base – but teammate Ralf Schumacher’s problem was cured for the afternoon.
Meanwhile, in the weather stakes, another warm and dry day is forecast for Saturday’s practice and qualifying stints.
Christijan Albers enjoyed his Friday in Germany, and played down paddock suspicions that his ‘MF1’ car was only good enough for the twelfth best lap time due to a sniff of fuel.
”We weren’t playing any games with the fuel load,” said the Dutchman.
Also impressively quick was Yuji Ide’s late ring-in, Franck Montagny, even though – as per usual for the second Super Aguri car – he carried the wooden spoon.
Despite an hydraulics problem, the French rookie said: ”The (SA05) car was not as slow as I had expected.”