Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Italian Grand Prix
Scott Speed: 13th
"I had a good race, fighting with David and Ralf and I was able to keep ahead of them at first. But then I was really unlucky in the pit stop as I had to let the leaders go by as soon as I came out of pit lane and David made up all the ground I had over him in the first stint. But it was an okay race all in all."
Tonio Liuzzi: 14th
"I had a problem at the start and so I lost a lot of ground on the first lap. The car performed well today and I was happy with its handling, but in terms of power I would be on the rev limiter going down the straight so I could not pass anyone. As I tried to pass David, he squeezed me towards the wall and we made contact, after which I had a lot of understeer. I was still quick though and I was catching Ralf and Scott but there was no way I was going to be able to pass them."
Gerhard Berger, Co-owner:
"Both our drivers did a good job and given that this is our performance level and not many cars ahead retired, we could not really expect more. We showed good speed through the race and both cars finished, so well done to everyone in the team- a good effort."
"Schumacher's retirement? It is a pity for Formula 1 to lose such a great champion, but the time to stop comes to everyone. He put on a fantastic performance again today and because of what happened to Alonso, everyone here and all the fans are going to be treated to a great end to the championship."
-credit: toro rosso