Tough race for Toro Rosso

Sebastien Bourdais“It was very tough at the start as I couldn’t see because the water wasn’t clearing off my visor. It’s the first time I’ve encountered this problem. In the early stages I had a lot of understeer which ruined the tyres. Putting the extreme wets on was a good call and the car was pretty quick but it was too late to do very much and eleventh was the best I could do. We must continue to work hard, starting with the up-coming Hockenheim test and try and do better at the next race.”

Sebastian Vettel“Massa spun going into Bridge which caused a lot of confusion and meant the cars were all running very close. Then in Turn 14, I got hit on the rear left and it spun me around. I tried to save it, but I got stuck in the gravel.  I thought there might have been a chance of being pushed out, but when I got out of the cockpit I saw the gravel was much too deep.”

Franz Tost“Both drivers had bad starts, losing places from their grid positions, obtained in a very good qualifying session yesterday. Vettel didn’t even complete one lap after being clipped by Coulthard and ending up in the gravel. Bourdais survived a spin and we made the right decision to switch to full wets to bring him home eleventh, even if he could have finished a bit higher. We have reached the mid point of the season and we can approach the second half with confidence, having seen our pace here in qualifying. I am convinced that, in the right circumstances, we can put ourselves in the points scoring positions.”

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