Malaysian GP: Toro Rosso qualifying report

Sebastien Bourdais(STR4-02) "We were quicker than expected in Qualifying which is great, even if we are still not where we want to be. I would expect that as we develop the car more, maybe by the time we get to Spain we can be thereabouts. I'm...

Sebastien Bourdais(STR4-02)

"We were quicker than expected in Qualifying which is great, even if we are still not where we want to be. I would expect that as we develop the car more, maybe by the time we get to Spain we can be thereabouts. I'm not sure if I want rain or not tomorrow, but for sure, it might be the best chance we have of scoring points.

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.37.322, pos.19th, 16 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.35.431, pos.15th

Sebastien Buemi (STR4-01)

"On my penultimate set of tyres I was in a Q2 position and then on my final set I improved a lot in sectors 1 and 2. Unfortunately, in the final sector, I caught the kerb and ended up in the gravel. It's a shame. For tomorrow, the best thing for me would be to have very changeable conditions to see if we could profit from any unusual situation that might develop."

Third Practice Session: Best lap 1.37.282, pos.18th, 17 laps
Qualifying Session: Best lap 1.36.107, pos.20th

Giorgio Ascanelli: "Once again I am happy with the reliability of our cars: in the five days of running we have had so far in this year's championship, we have had just one problem with a minor component yesterday afternoon. Getting one car into Q2 is an achievement. Of course, we could have done better, but our level of understanding of the car is improving and the drivers are getting used to it. Today, Buemi made a mistake, but if a young driver doesn't make mistakes he doesn't learn and Bourdais did a good job."

-credit: toro rosso

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