Canadian GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice report

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03) "Overall, this was a good day for us. It's my first time driving on this track and even though it was wet in the morning, I have to say I like it and it reminded me a bit of the Melbourne circuit. We will have to...

Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)

"Overall, this was a good day for us. It's my first time driving on this track and even though it was wet in the morning, I have to say I like it and it reminded me a bit of the Melbourne circuit. We will have to analyse the other guys' times, but I think we are in better shape than we were at the end of the first day in Monaco, which means we are making progress and finding our way with the new car. We understand the STR3 better now and I feel more comfortable with it. So a positive day."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.19.228, pos.12th, 21 laps

Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.17.019, pos.9th, 43 laps

Sebastien Bourdais (STR3-01)

"I had a difficult day, starting with a set-up that was very different to Seb's and I didn't like the car at all. That meant we lost pretty much all of the morning session as we only began to get to grips with the problem in the afternoon. That makes life difficult as you don't know how the track is evolving and how the tyres are working ending up with a car that's not doing what it should. We struggled to identify how to get me the balance I wanted. The situation improved in the afternoon, but there is still some work to do tomorrow morning. I had raced here before, but not in F1 and in some ways, that might have been a distraction as the reference points I had from Champ Car were completely wrong. I was used to being able to attack the kerbs and you can't do that with this low downforce configuration. Plus the braking points are different and the entry speed into the corners is much higher. I have to forget about the past it did not help!"

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.20.541, pos.19th, 16 laps

Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.17.559, pos.16th, 38 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso