Turkish GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Toro Rosso team after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix Tonio Liuzzi: "That was a shame to miss out by being just a few thousandths slower than Barrichello. On my final run I might have been able to go a little bit better...

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

Tonio Liuzzi:

"That was a shame to miss out by being just a few thousandths slower than Barrichello. On my final run I might have been able to go a little bit better but I went out in traffic and was not able to get my front tyres up to temperature and that made me lose out a bit in the first three corners. I lost a couple of tenths and that meant I had no chance of making it to Q2."

"Apart from that, my lap was actually almost perfect, so I have nothing to complain about really. Unfortunately, we still lack a bit of development and, for example, we have a new front wing on the way. The balance of the car was good, so I am still looking forward to the race."

Sebastian Vettel:

"Of course I am disappointed because we should have and could have been quicker. My first problem was caused by the fact that I was pulled into the weighbridge which meant we had to change our programme for the session. After that, I went out quite late for just one last run and I was the last car on track."

"This meant I had a very slow out lap, so by then, I had low tyre temperature and pressure which cost me a lot of time. It's not as good as we expected, but life goes on and we will have to see what will be possible in the race tomorrow."

Giorgio Ascanelli, Technical director:

"It is clear that Spyker has made a step forward. We are also progressing, but not as much as we should. We did a little bit better than yesterday, missing out on getting into Q2 by seven thousandths of a second with Tonio. In Canada, when we had our best showing, we made it to Q2 by one thousandths, so you could say we have lost eight thousandths somewhere."

Tonio Liuzzi: 17th
Chassis: STR2-03
Time: 1:28.798

Sebastian Vettel: 20th
Chassis: STR2-04
Time: 1:29.408

-credit: toro rosso

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Toro Rosso