US GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the US Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "It was a hard day and we struggled a bit with a few problems on the car, and in terms of balance it did not seem so easy to keep the car on the ...

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

Tonio Liuzzi:

"It was a hard day and we struggled a bit with a few problems on the car, and in terms of balance it did not seem so easy to keep the car on the right line. We still need to find grip and the front of the car is washing out and I was also getting some snap oversteer."

"It will be a tough weekend, but tonight me and the engineers will work hard to find a compromise to improve for tomorrow. We have a lot of work to do. At least tyre choice seems very clear so that is something we can already cross off tomorrow's job list."

Scott Speed:

"Unfortunately we had several problems on the car today, with the steering wheel, with the TV monitor falling on my finger in the garage and at the end the wind speed indicator began to come loose. I also think the fact we are still waiting for our new gearbox will hurt us more at this circuit than at others."

"We are sliding around a lot on the infield, but I think that is the same for everyone and I don't think our balance is so far off what we want. Because of the various problems I had, I will be relying on Tonio's data to help with tyre choice."

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Practice session 1: 1:13.907, 14th, 28 laps
Practice session 2: 1:13.332, 13th, 41 laps

Scott Speed
Chassis: STR2-04
Practice session 1: 1:13.990, 15th, 24 laps
Practice session 2: 1:13.712, 18th, 34 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso