Following the euphoria at Monza last time out, it was back to work in Singapore for the Toro Rosso Ferrari team. Sebastian Vettel was not particularly happy with the balance of his STR3 on his way to the 13th best time. Sebastien Bourdais was close behind in 14th position.
Sebastian Vettel“Visibility is not a problem. Some places are darker than others and it’s good fun. The track is very difficult, but unfortunately the surface is very bumpy which does not make life easy. It is tough and demanding for both car and driver. As for my car, I’m not happy yet as it feels very loose and I don’t think we will have an easy time. So tonight we must work hard to improve it and hopefully make a step forward tomorrow.
Sebastien Bourdais “There are no worries about running under the lights and I even ran with a lightly smoked visor. There are hardly any shadows and you can see very well. It’s a very nice track but unfortunately, the quick parts are the bumpiest and so we are having to run the cars quite high, which obviously reduces performance. Globally the car is not too bad and today we have been trying to find the best set-up and assess the two types of tyre.”