Malaysian GP: Toro Rosso race notes

WHO IS BUYING US TODAY? A few weeks ago, Michael Schumacher was apparently buying Scuderia Toro Rosso, then yesterday, rumours emerged that it was German race car builder HWA who wanted to take us over. So who will buy us next? Today: The...

WHO IS BUYING US TODAY?

A few weeks ago, Michael Schumacher was apparently buying Scuderia Toro Rosso, then yesterday, rumours emerged that it was German race car builder HWA who wanted to take us over. So who will buy us next?

Today: The Easter Bunny

In a couple of months time: A consortium of Martians. "We are over the moon about buying the team," commented a spokesman.

After the USA GP: Paul Newman. "I just had to have that Mayo and Salad Cream they make in the Energy Station," said the race-mad sauce- producing actor.

In late summer: The Sultan of Brunei, who said: "I thought the team would look nice in my back garden."

After the Chinese GP: Korean Golf Equipment millionaire, Ho Lin Wun buys the team and moves the factory from Faenza to Seoul. "Ah Seoul," commented Gerhard Berger.

Scott Speed: 14th

"That was a tough race and I've got a lot of blisters on my braking foot as the pedal was very hard to push. But the car seemed to be a bit more competitive than we had expected. The guys worked very hard over the past couple of weeks so I am just glad for them that I was able to bring the car home and finish the race. We learnt a lot this weekend and I think we should be able to perform slightly better in Bahrain."

Tonio Liuzzi: 17th

"I think it's a shame that Sato pulled a crazy move at Turn 4 and compromised my race, as everything was going well. But I collided with him and then that meant I also touched Scott's rear tyre and had to come in for a new nose. A shame, as I felt my race pace was really strong and we could have done a lot better in terms of the final result. The positive point is that we have improved our pace since Australia and for the next race we can be a bit more optimistic."

Franz Tost, Team Principal:

"Tonio had quite a good race, but unfortunately, a collision meant he had to pit for a new front wing. After that, his lap times were quite promising and he performed very well in the first two stints. In the final stint, he was behind Davidson and was unable to get past. Scott had some understeering problems in the first stint and after the settings were changed at his first stop, he went a bit quicker, but he was not able to match Tonio's pace. Both cars saw the chequered flag, which is encouraging but there is still a lot of work to do."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Gerhard Berger , Paul Newman , Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso