Chinese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice report

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-04) "It's my first time here. I like the track, even if it seems quite hard on tyres because of all the long corners. Aside from that, it's a nice combination, requiring different techniques for different parts ...

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-04)

"It's my first time here. I like the track, even if it seems quite hard on tyres because of all the long corners. Aside from that, it's a nice combination, requiring different techniques for different parts interesting. We seem to have found a good pace right from the morning session and we kept the momentum going through the day. Hopefully we can do the same tomorrow and have a good qualifying. Right at the end, I lost the rear of the car on my first lap of my final run at the first corner. Maybe I was just a bit too optimistic."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.37.070, pos.8th, 32 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.36.529, pos.7th, 32 laps

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)

"We are not where we want to be, although the time sheet makes it look worse than it is. The circuit is in quite good shape and there is some graining on the tyres, but in terms of the car set-up we still have work to do to get the balance of the car right. We will have to take a good look at the data to see how to improve tomorrow. There's a bit of work to do, but that's our job!"

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.37.278 pos.10th, 25 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.36.925, pos.15th, 38 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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