Team Talk - Sunday in Britain

Toro Rosso

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - British Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Silverstone, England

Carlos Sainz
“I’m pleased with my race today, it was a decent one. We had a very good first half of the race in the wet and mixed conditions – we were fast, the car felt amazing and at one point I was racing in P6. Unfortunately I made a mistake going into Turn 1 – I’m not very happy about that! From that moment onwards I had to calm myself down and reset my confidence a bit. I kept my head down and to cross the line in P8 is a result we can be happy with, even though it’s a shame that we were not able to beat the Force Indias. Having said that, this is the fifth time we score points in the last six races, so we are definitely going in the right direction and we just need to keep pushing. The next race in Hungary should suit our car well so I’m looking forward to another good fight for points!”

Daniil Kvyat
“I think today’s race wasn’t a bad one – we managed to fight our way back nicely through the field, keep up with Ferrari and end up in the points, which was our target. We looked very competitive and actually I’d say that we deserved more points today. This is a good sign after a very long unlucky period! Personally, I am happy – I finally had a good day at a racing track and it’s a long time since I felt this. I’m sure that we will now learn from these positive moments and carry them with us all the way through to the end of the season. I look forward to the next race in Hungary!”

Phil Charles, chief race engineer
“We experienced a very exciting race because of the changing weather conditions. At the start it was very difficult for the drivers to find the correct balance between being aggressive and not spinning off the track. This also happened when they changed to the slick tyres. It was tricky out there and in fact we saw many offs in Turn 1. I must say that both Carlos and Daniil did a very good job because they kept the car on track and finished the race within the points – in P8 and P10 respectively – without any major problems. This is a good result for us, the team also did well strategy wise and it’s positive that we can add another five points in the Constructors Championship. We now look forward to Budapest, a track that should suit our car well and where we should be fighting for good points.”