US GP: Toro Rosso Saturday qualifying notes

For a short time today the IMS became the International Motor Scott Speedway as America's only F1 driver chose his home track to record his best ever qualifying performance in Formula (and before you smarty pants come and tell us, yes we know he...

For a short time today the IMS became the International Motor Scott Speedway as America's only F1 driver chose his home track to record his best ever qualifying performance in Formula (and before you smarty pants come and tell us, yes we know he started from 12th in Malaysia, but that was because of other drivers being sent to the back. "In God We Trust" it says it on the US Dollars and today Scott was on the money.

Scott Speed:

"I am convinced we need to have more races in America, because we seem to have better luck in qualifying. This was the first time for several races that I didn't run into traffic. We did a good job of engineering the car today. We have a good balance on new and old tyres which is hard to get here and that should carry through to the race. It's great to out-qualify the Red Bull Racing guys! Starting this far up the grid, I think we've got a great opportunity for points."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I had a massive problem with understeer on the first lap with new tyres. At Turn 8, I went over the kerb and the car flew about one and a half metres into the air. I think I must have broken something at the front and was not able to do another quick lap. I don't know where all the understeer came from, with a big shift in balance we did not expect from what we had seen in the morning."

Scott Speed
Best lap: 1:12.792
Position: 13th

Tonio Liuzzi
Best lap: 1:14.041
Position: 21st

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Scott Speed
Teams Red Bull Racing , Toro Rosso