Hungarian GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "I think that in common with a lot of other people, we are finding that the soft tyres are struggling a lot to finish more than...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I think that in common with a lot of other people, we are finding that the soft tyres are struggling a lot to finish more than half the lap in good condition. So it is always a gamble to get to the end of the lap in good shape."

"I made it to the last place in Q2 and that was pretty much the maximum target I could have, as there was a big gap to the car in front. I am still remaining optimistic for the race. It will be a tough race, especially from a tyre point of view and so I am expecting an interesting race."

Sebastian Vettel:

"I suppose it might not have been realistic to expect much more as the time I have had to get used to the car and the team has been quite short. Taking that into consideration, I think we have done quite a good job so far. The car was in good shape and we made a step forward with it since this morning."

"But I am not satisfied with this afternoon, as I made a mistake in the final sector on a quick lap. It was completely my mistake and I think my car was good enough to make it through to Qualifying 2. I hope I have a better afternoon tomorrow."

Giorgio Ascanelli, Technical director:

"So far this weekend everything has run reliably. But for Sebastian's little indiscretion, we could have had both cars in Q2. Looking at his first two days with the team, I think he has a done a very good job, as did Tonio".

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Best lap: 1:21.993
Position: 16th

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
Best lap: 1:22.177
Position: 20th

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso