Spanish GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "We have to realize this is our position and to do a better time would mean taking a short cut on the track. We suffer a bit from a lack of straight...

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi:

"We have to realize this is our position and to do a better time would mean taking a short cut on the track. We suffer a bit from a lack of straight line speed but ov erall, we did a good qualifying and at least I reached the second part of the session."

"Because we lacked speed on the straight I had to go to the limit, pushing more on the corners. The car handled really well and I think, if we get through the first lap without an accident, we can have a strong race, especially as Michelin has done a good job and given us a consistent tyre, even though this is one of the toughest circuits for tyres."

Scott Speed:

"Of course I'd prefer to make it into the next part of the session, but this is pretty much where I expected to qualify anyway. I'm not disappointed because we took the definite decision to have the car set up more to have a good race pace for tomorrow rather than for today's qualifying. I think this will pay off and we should have a strong race pace and I have confidence in our tyre choice."

Tonio Liuzzi
Position: 16th
Time: 1:16.661

Scott Speed
Position: 17th
Time: 1:17.361

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso