Singapore GP: Toro Rosso race report

MORE POINTS FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03) Pos.5th "Overall, this was a good race for us, even if the Safety Car didn't help. It was a difficult race for everyone, but the important thing is we have scored some more points. The...

MORE POINTS FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)
Pos.5th

"Overall, this was a good race for us, even if the Safety Car didn't help. It was a difficult race for everyone, but the important thing is we have scored some more points. The hardest elements in the race were dealing with the heat and concentrating not to make any mistakes, as it could be very easy to clip a kerb. I tried to keep the car on track but still push like crazy. It was one of the toughest races of the season, but I think with everything that happened, this was the best result we could get. Maybe fourth might have been possible if I hadn't lost a place to Timo (Glock) when I missed a braking point, but we can be happy with this fifth place."

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-04)
Pos.12th

"It was a tough race. When I was running on my own my brake balance was fine, but once I was in traffic I kept losing the front end, even with all the brake bias on the rear. I know it was difficult to pass here, but I was even having difficulty following other cars and didn't know where my limit was. It was a really tough race physically too, given how long it was and the lack of air coming through the cockpit and with a long last stint, I was running a heavy fuel load which meant my tyres were suffering towards the end. It's been a long night."

Franz Tost: "Once again, a strong performance from Sebastian Vettel. Until the first Safety Car, he was a solid fifth, but really the SC came out two laps too early for us. After that, he drove a fantastic race and at his second pit stop the team did a very good job as we were able to keep Heidfeld behind us. Sebastien Bourdais did what he could given his grid position. We feel the characteristics of the next circuits on the calendar should better suit our package, so we are really looking forward to racing in Japan in a fortnight."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso