Belgian GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "After a nightmare yesterday, with very few laps because of a problem on the car, it went much better today, resulting in me getting through to Q2. I...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi:

"After a nightmare yesterday, with very few laps because of a problem on the car, it went much better today, resulting in me getting through to Q2. I had found it difficult to get the right balance on the car so we were expecting a difficult Saturday. Fortunately, everything went fine, except that I am not feeling that well and have been sick a lot. I think we did a great job in qualifying to get ahead of a Williams which I am sure is a quicker car. We could not have achieved more than this."

Sebastian Vettel :

"It's a shame not to make Q2 by just a few thousandths of a second. My best lap was okay. I lost the rear end a bit going down the back straight and that cost me quite a lot of time. We have improved the car since yesterday and I think we have made a step forward. Now we will have to look at the strategy to see what we can do. Of course the plan is to try and have a good race tomorrow."

Giorgio Ascanelli, Technical director:

"The final outcome in terms of position is much the same as usual, with the difference that today, none of the big guns had troubles, which is a good sign. So, although the numbers are the same as ever, compared to our best performance, which was Canada, today we delivered a much more solid performance. I think we did some very good work on the car, even if we didn't put it all together in the end. No regrets, but realistically, no real reason to expect anything much better than usual tomorrow in the race."

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis: STR2-03
Best lap: 1:47.115
Position: 15th

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: STR2-04
Best lap: 1:47.581
Position: 17th

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso , Williams