Brazilian GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel: 13th "A few races ago if you had said I would be 13th on the grid in the Brazil I would have been very happy and it shows we are definitely...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel: 13th

"A few races ago if you had said I would be 13th on the grid in the Brazil I would have been very happy and it shows we are definitely making progress. It was quite a difficult session and at first the car did not work as well as it did in the morning, but we played around with tyre pressures and it got better in the end. I think the track got slower in the early part of qualifying."

"With two quite soft tyre specifications, tomorrow's race could be interesting, especially when running on the softer of the two. Now we have to give a lot of thought to our strategy for tomorrow afternoon. Of course, some dark clouds and rain would suit us better for tomorrow, but let's see what happens in what is always a tough race round this track."

Tonio Liuzzi: 14th

"I'm not so happy with this result, because the morning session was pretty good but then I think we had more to give this afternoon. Q1 was okay, but in Q2, I seemed to suffer with a lot of understeer, especially in sectors 2 and 3, as well as graining on the tyres."

"The track conditions changed a lot from the morning when the car was really well balanced so I was expecting to be stronger in qualifying. My strategy tomorrow? I think I should do whatever Sebastian does as it seemed to work quite well in the last two races!"

Giorgio Ascanelli, Technical director:

"I was asked before the session where I thought we would qualify and my prediction proved to be accurate. So, doing pretty much what we expected means we can be happy with today's qualifying."

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
Best lap: 1:13.058
Position: 13th

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Best lap: 1:13.251
Position: 14th

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso