Malaysian GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "This was a difficult session and the car felt different to the way it did in the morning. On top of this, we misjudged the tactic for my car a bit...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi:

"This was a difficult session and the car felt different to the way it did in the morning. On top of this, we misjudged the tactic for my car a bit and we had not left enough time. So when I went out on new tyres I missed getting my timed lap into the 15 minutes by about ten seconds, so although it was quicker it did not count. We did not change anything from the morning, so now we have to find out why it felt different."

Scott Speed:

"We did not do anything wrong in terms of my strategy for tackling the session. But I had traffic on both my quick laps. Basically, we have not shown good pace here since the start of the weekend and that shows up most in qualifying. In terms of aero, we are losing out down the straight, but that is partly due to the restriction we run under to comply with the rules."

Gabriele Tredozi (Technical Director):

"It is disappointing that we did not get any further than the first part of the session, even though we got quite close to doing so. Even so, this should not reflect on the team or the drivers, who all did a good job this afternoon. On the plus side, I think we are looking good for the race in terms of our tyre and fuel strategy. The race here is always tough one and I think that could work out quite well for us."

Scott Speed
Pos. 17
Best lap: 1:36.297
Laps: 6

Vitantonio Liuzzi
Pos. 18
Best lap: 1:36.581
Laps: 7

Grid Positions to be advised

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed , Vitantonio Liuzzi
Teams Toro Rosso