Australian GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Australian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: 14th "A big thank you to everyone in the team who worked so hard so that I could see the chequered flag here today. As we have been struggling...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Australian Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi: 14th

"A big thank you to everyone in the team who worked so hard so that I could see the chequered flag here today. As we have been struggling all weekend, this has been a tough race for us. It was important for us to finish to get more kilometers under our belt, as we did very little testing this winter.

"Fourteenth place is not the result we were looking for, but it was a positive day for us as we have got plenty of data from it to build on for the future."

Scott Speed: Retired

"By the end of the first stint I was pretty much at the pace of the guys right in front of me, but I was struggling to keep the wheels on the track. Then, after the first pit stop the situation got worse and I had a bit of understeer, because evidently, we had a slow air leak in both front wheels."

Gerhard Berger:

"In one respect I am quite happy, because we got one car through to the finish, even though we did very little pre-season testing, while the other car had a puncture, the cause of which we will have to investigate. With our late start, to get it all together for the race is a big compliment to the team."

"Tonio drove a good consistent race with no mistakes. We knew we did not have the right set-up to get the most out of the car. We did the most we could with what we had, the cars ran reliably and consistently and we will get a better understanding of the car at the next test and then we can improve it."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gerhard Berger , Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso