Jean-Eric Vergne has been encouraged with the in-roads Scuderia Toro Rosso is making on the low-speed grip of its new car in Barcelona.
Following yesterday's full program of testing, in which Vergne completed 113 laps, the Frenchman said that the all-new STR7's strength was grip in the high-speed corners. He hinted, though, that this was in contrast to the low-speed grip of the car, but added that it was an area the team was working on, and that it was heading in the right direction.
"In the low-speed corners, there is just a little bit more grip [compared to last week's test]. That's what you want, more grip. We crave more and more grip. I don't think we'll ever have enough, but we'll keep pushing until the end of the year. The more grip you have, the better it is. We've made some good progress."
Today will be Vergne's final run in the STR7 before the Australian Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo set to take over testing duties for the final two days in Barcelona.