Hungarian GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "This was not an easy day as the track was evolving through both sessions. The track surface had a lot of marbles on it and it was difficult...

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

Tonio Liuzzi:

"This was not an easy day as the track was evolving through both sessions. The track surface had a lot of marbles on it and it was difficult to complete a good clean lap, as can be seen by the fact many people made some mistakes. This made it difficult to put in consistent laps for a long run."

"We have to work on our set-up and so I don't think our lap times are representative of where we should be, but we did not put everything together. Overall, the car is not bad but we have to improve over a long run as we seem to have trouble with graining as this circuit is hard on tyres."

Sebastian Vette:

"I have enjoyed my first day and everyone has made me feel very welcome and already I have the impression that I am a full team member. The most important thing today was to get some experience in the car and in that respect I feel we did a good job, picking up a lot of useful data for tomorrow and for the race."

"I feel good and it was a pleasure to drive the car. Of course, everything about this car is different to what I have driven before, as every car has different controls on the steering wheel and different modes, so I worked on getting used to this."

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
First Practice: 1:24.976, 18th, 20 laps
Second Practice: 1:23.136, 19th, 42 laps

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
First Practice: 1:24.905, 16th, 26 laps
Second Practice: 1:23.148, 20th, 39 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso