Chinese GP: Toro Rosso qualifying report

CHINESE TORO FANS... IMPRESSED! Bloody hell! Both Toros in Q3 again. That's not what Ascanelli told me this morning. Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03) "A difficult day yesterday and also this morning. But before qualifying we made a few changes...

CHINESE TORO FANS... IMPRESSED!

Bloody hell! Both Toros in Q3 again. That's not what Ascanelli told me this morning.

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)

"A difficult day yesterday and also this morning. But before qualifying we made a few changes that helped us. We can be very happy with this result, I don't think I could have done better and it's better than we expected. Tomorrow in the race, I think it will be hard to catch the guys in front, so I will run my own race, do the best I can and if we can bring the car home, then we will see what we have achieved."

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.36.902, pos.14th, 18 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.37.685, pos.8th

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-04)

"I was very happy to make it through to Q3 but then the final part of the session was pretty tough as we had no option tyres left at the end. I am very happy with this result. I think we are looking good for the race as we have a sensible strategy."

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.36.642, pos.7th, 20 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.38.885 Pos.10th

Giorgio Ascanelli: "Bourdais has done a solid performance all weekend, doing a very good job. But with Vettel we struggled through P1, P2 and P3 and then we tried something different on the car before qualifying as he was clearly unhappy and I am certainly pleased with the result those changes brought. It was impressive."

-credit: toro rosso

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