Hungarian GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Hungarian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel: "It felt like a long race, but the main thing is that I finished. It was not easy, as over a race distance, the car changes a lot and you have to adapt, which...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Hungarian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel:

"It felt like a long race, but the main thing is that I finished. It was not easy, as over a race distance, the car changes a lot and you have to adapt, which is not easy when you don't know the car. The team did a very good job, helping me where they could. I had quite a good start. I found it quite exciting and overall, it was a good weekend, considering Friday was the first time I drove the car."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"My race was going okay, apart from the fact that our strategy choice meant that when I was stuck behind Massa, running slower with a heavier fuel load, it was costing me time. During the first stop, we sorted it out, changing my strategy and it could have gone better from then on as I had a good pace. Unfortunately, I had an electronic problem."

"For at least three laps, I was very slow down the straights and I could feel a lack of power. We tried to go ahead and to keep pushing, but it became obvious I would not be able to finish the race as I was going about three seconds a lap slower. We have to try and improve our reliability so that I can finish some more races before the end of the season. Maybe we should book a trip to Lourdes!"

Franz Tost, Team principal:

"Tonio did a good job, in a race where we had to change his strategy at the stop, after which he ran at a very strong pace. Unfortunately, he was forced to stop with an electrical problem."

"As for Sebastian, all weekend he did a really good job, not making any mistakes. This afternoon, he made a good start, after which he ran behind Tonio at the same pace. He lost out a bit when he had to move off the racing line to be lapped. We are happy with what we have seen of him this weekend, which was effectively a three day test session for him."

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
Position: 16th

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Position: DNF

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso