German GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice report

Sebastien Buemi (STR4-03) "Even though our times don't look great, we did a good job today in terms of testing everything we wanted to try and so we have a clear picture of what the car is doing and why. Depending on whether it is wet or not ...

Sebastien Buemi (STR4-03)

"Even though our times don't look great, we did a good job today in terms of testing everything we wanted to try and so we have a clear picture of what the car is doing and why. Depending on whether it is wet or not tomorrow, we will go in a different direction to try and be more competitive. The rain cost us a bit of a track time, but it didn't affect our programme, so we can be happy with the work and less so with the actual result. I have to say, I hope it rains as I think we would be more competitive in those conditions."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.34.878, pos.17th , 28 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.33.903, pos.18th, 30 laps

Sebastien Bourdais (STR4-01)

"The main difficulty today was the low track temperatures which meant the tyres had very little grip. We made several changes to the set-up, including some to the rear ride height, but I don't think we went in the right direction. That meant I struggled with that and the wind also made life difficult in terms of braking stability with a strong tailwind at the chicane meaning it was hard to stop the car. Seb and I tried quite different set-ups on the car, but, in the end, they both seemed to produce similar lap times."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.34.827, pos.16th, 27 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.34.025, pos.19th , 30 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Sébastien Buemi
Teams Toro Rosso