Australian GP: Toro Rosso qualifying report

THE F1 EFFECT Sebastian Vettel (STR2B-04) "In one sense this was a good session as I had a strong pace in Q2. I had a good lap at the end of it. Unfortunately, a technical problem meant I could not take part in Q3, but whatever happens I plan to...

THE F1 EFFECT

Sebastian Vettel (STR2B-04)
"In one sense this was a good session as I had a strong pace in Q2. I had a good lap at the end of it. Unfortunately, a technical problem meant I could not take part in Q3, but whatever happens I plan to attack to the maximum in the race."

Third Practice Session:
Best lap 1.26.663, pos.8th, 18 laps

Qualifying Session:
Best lap 1.26.702, pos.10th

Sebastien Bourdais (STR2B-03)
"The car felt really solid this afternoon compared to the morning when we struggled to put everything together because of the limited running I had yesterday. We made a few changes for the afternoon and I felt we were right on the money. My first run was good on the prime tyre and I was competitive. Then on the first set of option tyres, I had a really good lap until unfortunately I made a mistake at the second to last corner, which ruined it. I had another try towards the end of Q1 but there was a yellow flag which cost me too much time. A shame, as I felt I could have been in Q2."

Third Practice Session:
Best lap 1.27.578, pos.18th, 17 laps

Qualifying Session:
Best lap 1.27.446, pos.18th

Giorgio Ascanelli:
"Vettel did a very good job to make it into Q3, but unfortunately he was unable to take any part in the final session because of a technical problem. On his first ever F1 qualifying session, Bourdais could have made it through to Q2, but unfortunately his final attempt was spoilt by yellow flags."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso