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Australian GP: Toro Rosso qualifying report

SHARK TERRORISES ST KILDA BATHERS* *101 things to do with last year's F1 bodywork No 1 Scaring swimmers in Melbourne Sebastien Buemi (STR4-01) "I have to say I found the pace at which qualifying happens rather quick! You go out, you come...

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Sebastien Buemi (STR4-01)

"I have to say I found the pace at which qualifying happens rather quick! You go out, you come back, you change tyres, you go out again. You need to stay relaxed. I think we did quite a good job with what we had and missed out on Q2 by half a tenth. I am quite happy, as these days have been something of a test session for us and we improved the car quite a lot from yesterday morning through to now. I have taken confidence from what I have done so far and feel I am going to be capable of doing this job, even if I am quite young. The visibility in the sunshine was a bit better than yesterday, but we have to get used to it."

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.27.192, pos.16th, 17 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.26.503, pos.16th

Sebastien Bourdais (STR4-02)

"It was closer than expected to getting to Q2 from a team point of view as Seb just missed out on 15th place to the McLaren by a fraction. My car wasn't too bad: on my second run I made a slight mistake and on my third, unfortunately my out lap was too slow and I did not get the tyres up to temperature. But it's encouraging, as the Red Bull car is going well and we are not as far off the pace as I had expected. We have made good progress in terms of understanding the car. Starting last, it will be a tough race, but I will attack as much as I can and hope the race is as eventful as last year."

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.27.152, pos.15th, 16 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.26.964, pos.20th

Giorgio Ascanelli: "It was positive that the cars ran reliably all day and I think Buemi made a good debut as a rookie driver in F1."

-credit: toro rosso

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