French GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice report

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03) "I am very happy with the work we did today. I had a good pace since the beginning of the morning session and we made changes that seemed to improve the car. Fifth looks very good, but you never know what fuel...

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)

"I am very happy with the work we did today. I had a good pace since the beginning of the morning session and we made changes that seemed to improve the car. Fifth looks very good, but you never know what fuel loads the others were running, but it's better than being twentieth! The new aero package is a good step forward and should show its value on this track with lots of fast corners and quick changes of direction."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.16.838, pos.8th, 27 laps

Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.16.298, pos.5th, 42 laps

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-01)

"It's an enjoyable feeling to be taking part in my first home Grand Prix and to be close to the fans and I have a lot of good memories of this circuit. I got off on the wrong foot this morning, struggling to find the right balance on the car. The new aero package speaks for itself in that I think we are a bit more competitive, but we will have to see what happens in qualifying to see what the real improvement is. Today, I was not on the same programme as Sebastian and when earlier we were on the same set of tyres, the times were quite close between us. Therefore, given the difficult start this morning the day has ended up not so bad."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.17.683, pos.16th, 27 laps

Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.16.758, pos.13th, 42 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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