Monaco GP: Toro Rosso Thursday report

Sebastien Buemi (STR5-02) "It went well and I am quite happy with what we achieved in the two sessions. We had no technical issues at all, which is very good, as it meant I did a lot of laps. The new parts we have put on the car here seem to be...

Sebastien Buemi
(STR5-02)

"It went well and I am quite happy with what we achieved in the two sessions. We had no technical issues at all, which is very good, as it meant I did a lot of laps. The new parts we have put on the car here seem to be working well. There is a big difference in behaviour between the two types of tyre: at the moment, the Option seemed to develop quite a bit of degradation, although it might be less by the time we run again. It means we have quite a clear picture therefore of how to manage the tyres in the race. Anyway, here we have plenty of time to analyse what we need to do before Saturday, even if the rain at the end of the session meant it was harder to assess everything properly."

First Practice Session - Best lap 1.16.857, pos. 10th, 31 laps
Second Practice Session - Best lap 1.16.276, pos. 12th, 46 laps

Jaime Alguersuari
(STR5-03)

"It certainly felt different to last year, when I raced here in the World Series! It was a good testing day and even though I was stopped a bit before the end of my long stint in FP2 with a technical issue, I was able to complete a substantial number of laps. I think we know in what direction we must go to improve the car a bit more before qualifying and I should also pick up speed as I get more experience on the track. Both types of tyre suffered with degradation, but we have an idea what we can do on the car set-up side to deal with this."

First Practice Session - Best lap 1.17.991, pos. 15th, 37 laps
Second Practice Session - Best lap 1.17.023, pos. 18th, 28 laps

-source: toro rosso

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