Difficult weekend for Toro Rosso

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Spain, Circuit de Catalunyaes

The Scuderia Toro Rosso has had a rather disappointing weekend at Barcelona. Despite the pace shown in qualifying, the team struggled today wich resulted in a 14th place for Sebastien Buemi and 16th for Jaime Alguersuari.

Sebastien Buemi (STR6-02)
Pos. 14th
“I made a really good start, passing Massa, Button and Maldonaldo, but unfortunately, Button and Massa got by me again as they were quicker. I managed to run at a good pace, but I think we were a bit unlucky to lose a lot of time when I got lapped. Also our strategy was not quite perfect and on top of that, we were generally a little bit too slow and Force India and Sauber beat us fair and square.”

Jaime Alguersuari (STR6-01)
Pos. 16th
“In general, this was not a good race for us. I did the maximum I could, pushing lap after lap, while trying to look after my tyres. After around 12 laps my tyres were gone, which is why I ended up doing a four stop race. Overall, in terms of my lap times, maybe this race was very slightly more positive than the last one in Turkey. We really need to deal with the tyre degradation and there is a lot of work still to do, if we are to be competitive and fighting for points.”