Australian GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after the Friday practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix BINGLE!* Scott Speed: "The out lap this morning felt intimidating as it was very very slippery out there. Then, after I saw Neel go off, I...

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after the Friday practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix

BINGLE!*

Scott Speed:

"The out lap this morning felt intimidating as it was very very slippery out there. Then, after I saw Neel go off, I thought 'oh man, this looks like a recipe for disaster.' So at first it was difficult to push hard enough to keep the temperature in the tyres. So that was intense. Then, this afternoon we made very good progress, our speed looks quite good and I reckon we can be competitive."

Neel Jani:

"I ended up having to learn the track this afternoon after crashing this morning when I locked the rear brakes. I had problems all day long trying to find a brake balance that suited me. So, unfortunately, I was not that much help to the team today. Not a great day for me."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I chose to do just two laps to get a taste of the track this morning. This afternoon, I found I had understeer in the high speed corners. I messed up my entry to the chicane and that put me wide at the exit and so I spun. That was the end of my day. I'm really pissed off because I lost a lot of track time."

*a minor car accident according to our Australian friends

Scott Speed
Practice session 1: 12th, best lap 1:31.017, 8 laps
Practice session 2: 17th, best lap 1:29.196, 18 laps

Neel Jani
Practice session 1: 18th, best lap 1:40.818, 4 laps
Practice session 2: 23rd, best lap 1:30.686, 26 laps

Vitantonio Liuzzi
Practice session 1: 25th, no time, 2 laps
Practice session 2: 24th, best lap 1:30.734, 14 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Neel Jani
Teams Toro Rosso