Timo Glock"That was a good day. This was the first time I have driven at the Fuji Speedway so I had to learn the track this morning. It didn't take too long - two or three laps, but it's not an easy circuit. It's especially difficult to find the right compromise for the long high speed straight and the last sector which is very technical. But we sorted out a lot of stuff and we brought everything together for the second practice, which went well. I had a nice lap near the beginning of the session and it's great for the team to end up quickest on Friday here in Japan. So far I'm happy and it would be nice to keep the position like this for the whole weekend. That will obviously be difficult but hopefully the local fans will give us an extra boost."
Jarno Trulli"Today was a nice, smooth day. We tested several things in order to improve the car's performance. Timo and I carried out different programmes in order to collect data from all areas of the car and it went well. This is Toyota's home race so it is an important event for us. There is no extra pressure but we just really want to do well in front of our home fans. As a team we get a lot of support in Japan but the local people have also been big fans of me personally down the years. They always give me a great welcome and the support gives extra motivation for me to get a good result for them. We've been unlucky to miss out on points in recent races so I hope that turns around this weekend."
Dieter Gass, Chief Engineer Race and Test"It's always nice to have everybody behind us on the timesheets - especially considering the fact that we did our best time early in the afternoon session when the circuit was still not at its best. Apart from that we had a very productive day. We had a lot of new parts on the car which we tried successfully in both practice sessions and we collected some interesting results from that. So where we are today is a very good baseline to look forward to the rest of the weekend. Needless to say we will be working as hard as ever to come away with a good result in front of our home crowd."
1 Glock Toyota 1:18.383 44 laps
2 Alonso Renault 1:18.426 + 0.043 41
3 Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.463 + 0.080 40
4 Massa Ferrari 1:18.491 + 0.108 40
5 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:18.725 + 0.342 39
6 Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:18.734 + 0.351 39
7 Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:18.734 + 0.351 36
8 Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:18.761 + 0.378 23
9 Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.803 + 0.420 32
10 Trulli Toyota 1:18.863 + 0.480 45
11 Kubica BMW Sauber 1:18.865 + 0.482 39
12 Piquet Renault 1:18.888 + 0.505 43
13 Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:18.981 + 0.598 41
14 Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:19.040 + 0.657 41
15 Barrichello Honda 1:19.258 + 0.875 42
16 Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:19.287 + 0.904 41
17 Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:19.327 + 0.944 36
18 Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:19.482 + 1.099 44
19 Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:19.894 + 1.511 37
20 Button Honda 1:19.999 + 1.616 42