The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz did not attach much importance to issues STR12 that arose during yesterday’s shooting day.
New car the Italian team has not managed to drive 100 km due to problems with the energy recovery system on the power plant of Renault.
Sainz hopes that the team will be able to avoid serious damages during the first block of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
“I don’t think we should worry about the day – quotes Carlos AUTOSPORT.com. – This day the car photographed, videotaped, and all that we did. We have achieved our goals in this particular day.
I hope that in the future we will not have problems and that we were able to wind the desired mileage in the first test week.
I will not pay attention to time laps, and in their number. In the first test a week you need to be patient and to deal with the new regulations.”
Technical team Director James Ki was pleased with the fact that Toro Rosso is returned to the cooperation with Renault.
“[When we went with a Ferrari engine 2015 motor Renault] We breathed a sigh of relief, noted Ki. – Renault did a great job.
While Mercedes looks very confident. It is difficult to understand what are the motors of Honda and Ferrari. I think we’ll know their strength in the next few months.
As for Renault, I can say that the manufacturer is in good shape. We look forward to the moment when they will start updating the engine. We missed it in the last two years.”
Recall that in real time you can follow our the online text coverage of the first day of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Text coverage of the first day of the official F1 tests in Barcelona
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