Turkish GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the Turkish Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi : "This morning I was quite happy with the balance of the car, particularly over long runs. Then in the afternoon, we worked on...

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the Turkish Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi :

"This morning I was quite happy with the balance of the car, particularly over long runs. Then in the afternoon, we worked on tyre comparisons and this session did not work out quite as well, because we had a problem with the hydraulic system, which unbalanced the car and the power steering and the throttle were not working properly. So from the mid-point of the session our work was not so productive. We will have to work on this tonight as up until this problem, everything had been going well."

Sebastian Vettel:

"This morning we struggled a bit to find the right way to progress with the car, but we were still optimistic about improving in the afternoon. Unfortunately, a sensor broke deep inside the gearbox which meant we had to pull the back end off the car and replace the sensor and that cost us some time, but fortunately the red flag period meant I did not lose so much time compared to the others."

"Once back on track, we concentrated on acquiring as much data as possible in the short time remaining. In general, I think there is still room for improvement. This track is where I made my GP weekend debut last year, when I was very impressed with this circuit. That feeling remains this time, and Turn 8 is as impressive as ever. It is a very technical track and I enjoy that."

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
First Practice Session: 1:30.612, 16th, 21 laps
Second Practice Session: 1:30.702, 18th, 24 laps

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
First Practice Session: 1:31.383, 20th, 22 laps
Second Practice Session: 1:30.801, 20th, 16 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso