Brazilian GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Brazilian Grand Prix Scott Speed: 11th "A decent race, we were a lot more competitive than we thought we were going to be. I was surprised at the pace of the Aguri guys though. I have learnt so much...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Brazilian Grand Prix

Scott Speed: 11th

"A decent race, we were a lot more competitive than we thought we were going to be. I was surprised at the pace of the Aguri guys though. I have learnt so much this season with every passing race. Even out there today I was learning something new. I think now it is going to take me a couple of weeks to digest this whole season. I think I will be able to come back stronger next year."

Tonio Liuzzi: 13th

"After the start, the car felt good, but I was held up by the two Toyotas and the BMWs and that cost me some ground compared to Scott and Kubica. Then I collided with Heidfeld who missed his braking and came down the inside of me. The contact damaged my left front suspension and affected the camber. Then I got caught up with some backmarkers and got slowed by the traffic. I don't think I could have picked up a point but I could have finished a bit higher up the order."

"This year, the team has made a big step forward and they are working well together. Well done guys! We knew it would be a tough season and we missed out on a few points that should have come our way such as in Australia and Canada."

Franz Tost, Team principal:

"Scott drove one of his best races this season, with consistent lap times and he also fought well. After Tonio collided with Heidfeld, we think he damaged something on his front suspension, because his lap times slowed. The team did a good job, with both cars finishing and in reliability terms we are the fifth best team overall this season and have ended up ninth in the Constructors' championship. The team itself has learnt to work together, gathering useful experience over this season and that will be a good starting point for next year."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso