Turkish GP: Toro Rosso race notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Turkish Grand Prix Scott Speed: 13th "I don't know what happened on the first lap accident, maybe I got hit from behind, but the road was blocked with no way of getting through. I lost the wing and...

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after the Turkish Grand Prix

Scott Speed: 13th

"I don't know what happened on the first lap accident, maybe I got hit from behind, but the road was blocked with no way of getting through. I lost the wing and came back to the pits, but we got a lucky break as the Safety Car came out which allowed me to close up again to the back of the field. Obviously, a good finish was no longer possible after that extra pit stop but at least I gained some useful racing experience, having a couple of good battles out there."

Tonio Liuzzi: DNF

"I had a good start, but then I did not really have the pace to stay with the front runners. But pretty soon, I had some problems with the car and began to gradually go slower and slower. Then on lap 12 at Turn 1, I think the rear axle locked as I turned into the apex and I could not avoid the spin. That was the end for me as the engine stalled at the same time. We will have to study the data to see exactly what happened, but now I am looking forward to racing in front of my home crowd in Monza."

Franz Tost, Team principal:

"Scott was involved in the crash on the opening lap, but after that he had a good race especially in the first and second stints when he was very good. In the last stint he was unable to pass Kubica as we were not quick enough on the straight. Tonio made a fantastic start going from 18th to seventh. Then he struggled a bit, complaining of graining. Finally he spun at Turn 1. We have to find out why, but we think it was a mechanical problem. Now we look forward to another "home" race in Monza."

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Toro Rosso