Japanese GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Japanese Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: 14th "It was a very difficult race and it started with a collision with Mark which I think affected the handling of the car for at least the first five or six laps...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Japanese Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi: 14th

"It was a very difficult race and it started with a collision with Mark which I think affected the handling of the car for at least the first five or six laps until I got used to it. I also had some graining on the tyres at the beginning, which caused me to spin. After that, I was struggling a bit with set up, but as we were far away from getting any points, it did not make much difference."

Scott Speed: DNF

"I've had great starts all season and this was another really good one. I was battling around the outside of Tonio but I didn't want to crash into my team-mate, so I gave up fighting for that particular position. I had a strong first stint managing to keep David behind me, but we lost out to them in the pit stops when they came in ahead of us."

"Then I had a spin because I was pushing probably a bit too hard trying to pass Doornbos. I turned in a bit early and clipped the inside kerb which is hard to see at that corner. I was over aggressive. I pulled into the pits at the end with a power steering failure."

Gerhard Berger:

"Unfortunately both our drivers had a spin each! I was expecting a bit more as, after qualifying, there was hope we could do something good. But as is often the case, things turned out differently in the race."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gerhard Berger , Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso