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New wings for Toro Rosso in Canada 05 Jun 2007

Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 26 May 2007

The Toro Rosso team will be trialling a new aero package in Montreal this weekend. The revisions to the STR2 are so new, in fact, that they have so far only been tested in the wind tunnel.

Although the team carried out Montreal-simulation runs in the recent Paul Ricard test, the new components were not available at the time, hence they will get their first outing in Friday practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

"We will be running new front and rear wings to suit the low-downforce nature of thetrack," confirmed technical director Giorgio Ascanelli. "The front wing also requires new bargeboards and all these items will have their first track test on Friday. For now, we're having to trust in our wind tunnel data.”

The aero revisions will not be the only changes to the STR2 this weekend, as Ascanelli explained: “Of course we have new braking solutions for this track which is the hardest on brakes, while also keeping some elements of our Monaco package as Montreal is also a soft tyre, bumpy circuit. There are further changes aimed at improving reliability."

Toro Rosso will be seeking their first points of the season in Canada. Their best 2007 result to date was Scott Speed’s ninth place in Monaco.