Bahrain GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Bahrain Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: Retired "We had all sorts of problems today. It was a hydraulics problem that put me out, but before that we had a radio problem, so when I overtook Ralf I was...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Bahrain Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi: Retired

"We had all sorts of problems today. It was a hydraulics problem that put me out, but before that we had a radio problem, so when I overtook Ralf I was unaware it was a Safety Car period as I had no communication with the team. That meant I got a drive-through penalty. A shame, as I started out on hard tyres for a very short stint, gambling on the Safety Car coming out. As I think I was the only one starting on hards, it could have paid off for us very well."

Scott Speed: Retired

"That was a short race! I got hit from behind at Turn 12 and I don't know who by. In any case the engine cut out while the car was still spinning so I couldn't do anything about it. Jenson thought he hit me, but actually I don't think we touched. Something like this is a shame, because we are still at a stage where we need to do as many miles as possible to develop the car, so stopping on lap 1 isn't really doing us any favours."

Franz Tost. Team principal:

"A disappointing Sunday afternoon with neither of our cars finishing. First came Scott's crash and then Tonio had to retire with hydraulic problems. A shame as the strategy change we made when we called Tonio in during the Safety Car period was a good decision and might have seen him finish at least close to the points positions. At least now we have a few weeks ahead of us before the next race, so we can use that time to sort out our problems and be better prepared for the race in Barcelona."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso