San Marino GP: Toro Rosso Friday practice notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the San Marino Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "Not bad for a first day. The car was consistent in the long run and we have a good balance for the race. Tomorrow morning, we will have ...

Comments from the Toro Rosso drivers after Friday practices for the San Marino Grand Prix

Tonio Liuzzi:

"Not bad for a first day. The car was consistent in the long run and we have a good balance for the race. Tomorrow morning, we will have to work hard on our set up for qualifying, as that has been our weak point so far this season. Here in Imola, where overtaking is difficult, it is important to have a good grid position."

"To start further forward in this our home race is important to show all the Italians that we are here as an Italian team a real Italian team. The kerbs are always a problem at this circuit, but the car is not so bad, apart from the last chicane where we struggle a bit. All in all, the first two hours have been good and I am confident we can improve."

Scott Speed:

"It's really hard to tell what our real performance level is at the moment. It's hard to compare with the others. The balance of our car is not too horrible. I think we are pretty close to where we need to be. It's the usual compromise on set-up here to deal with the kerbs, but our car is handling them quite well, although I don't know how we stand down the straightaways right now."

Neel Jani:

"My programme in the first session was completely di fferent to the other two guys, so as to get some extra information, but it didn't really work out and the car was very difficult to drive. When I spun, I was going 2 kilometres quicker than on the previous lap, but it was obviously 2 kilometres too much! This afternoon, we again tried a completely different set-up and it worked much better and it helped us with our tyre choice."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed , Neel Jani
Teams Toro Rosso