Brazilian GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Brazilian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: 13th "The first corner here is always difficult. I saw Giancarlo lock up the wheels and go straight and I expected him to miss the corner, so I went down the inside...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Brazilian Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi: 13th

"The first corner here is always difficult. I saw Giancarlo lock up the wheels and go straight and I expected him to miss the corner, so I went down the inside but he came back and clipped my nose and that ruined my race, as I had to pit. Then, for the first stint I was struggling as I think front wing debris went under the car and it was really undrivable."

"In the last two stints I was quite strong, but coming back from last, the race was over for me. A shame, as I was in a positive frame of mind about this race before the start. Now, I am looking forward to my future and I hope to know where that future is quite soon."

Sebastian Vettel:

"I had to retire with a hydraulic problem on the car. First I lost the gear shift and then the power steering. Up to that point I think I was very competitive and the last few races have shown we are getting better, also in the dry here. So that is positive, even if retiring from the final race is disappointing. I loved the fantastic atmosphere here with this incredible crowd."

Franz Tost:

"In the early stages, Sebastian was running at a good pace. Unfortunately, Tonio had a collision with FIsichella and lost the front wing. Later on he too ran a good race. The second half of this season, especially Fuji and Shanghai showed an improvement in performance. We have finished seventh in the Constructors' and this is what counts."

"From tomorrow, we start preparing for the 2008 season. I also want to thank Tonio after his last race for us. Especially in the last few races, he produced a very good performance and everyone at Toro Rosso wishes him all the best for the future. I would also like to congratulate our engine supplier, Ferrari, for today's Championship win."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , Toro Rosso