European GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the European Grand Prix Scott Speed: "We have a couple of new parts on the car, but at the moment it is difficult to tell if it has actually done anything or not. I did not get so...

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the European Grand Prix

Scott Speed:

"We have a couple of new parts on the car, but at the moment it is difficult to tell if it has actually done anything or not. I did not get so much done and did not complete that many laps after a mechanical problem in the morning. But the car does not feel too bad here."

"It's hard to tell how far off the pace we are as we don't know what fuel loads the others were running. The main problem I had today was a lack of overall grip especially in the first sector and the slow parts."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I had quite a decent day with the car working reasonably well from the morning. We still have to get a clear picture of how the tyres compare, because we have an idea, but not a completely clear one as yet. The car did not react too badly, but we have plenty of work to do overnight to improve our situation."

"I had a good start to the afternoon session, but towards the end, when I was on new tyres, I lost the rear of the car in corner 5 and went over the gravel on what could have been a strong lap. The rain at lunchtime did not have much effect on the track, but the wind changed direction for the second session, which affected corner speed and the behaviour of the car in some corners."

Scott Speed
Chassis: STR2-04
First Practice Session: 1:35.643, 20th, 15 laps
Second Practice Session: 1:35.320, 19th, 26 laps

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
First Practice Session: 1:34.907, 17th, 31 laps
Second Practice Session: 1:35.653, 20th, 24 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso