Japanese GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice report

Sebastien Buemi (STR4-03) "I really liked my first day driving this track, even though it was so wet. It's a fantastic circuit. Anyway, it's useful to drive in the rain and we can see from this morning's session, when everyone went out, that we...

Sebastien Buemi (STR4-03)

"I really liked my first day driving this track, even though it was so wet. It's a fantastic circuit. Anyway, it's useful to drive in the rain and we can see from this morning's session, when everyone went out, that we have quite a quick car in these conditions. We have some new parts so we have to be sure we don't get any reliability problems and so far it's been okay on that front."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.41.421, pos.5th , 26 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.48.691, pos.6th, 9 laps

Jaime Alguersuari (STR4-02)

"It was good to get a feel for the car in the wet and we made progress, even though I wasn't pushing too hard, but at least we know how the car works on the Intermediate and Extreme wets. I felt quite comfortable and I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend. I hope we get a dry session tomorrow morning, so we can improve. My first impression of Suzuka is that it's really nice. You can feel a lot of grip in the fast corners in the wet, so I think it should be amazing in the dry. With the downforce we have and, now on slick tyres, I think everyone's lap times in the dry will be much quicker than in 2006."

First Practice Session
Best lap 1.42.667, pos.14th , 27 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap 1.48.802, pos.9th, 11 laps

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Buemi , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Toro Rosso