The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat were satisfied with the final ninth position in the race in Melbourne, despite the fact that in the final phase of SE Australia, the Russian was forced to go on an unscheduled pit stop.
“A remarkable race,’ said Daniel. – It is a pity that at the end of the Grand Prix we had to call in for an additional pit stop to pump air into the pneumatic system of the power plant. If not for this failure, I could fight for the seventh place.
The team has done a fantastic job during the whole weekend. Congratulations to the team. I am very grateful to everyone!
You have to fight and do everything possible to win even more points.
If we talk about the physical, it was a tough race, but I have felt good throughout the race. For that I thank my coach with whom we’ve worked over the winter off-season.
In General we had a good start to the season: we showed good pace and stopped two cars in the points zone. You can now start preparing for the stage in China.”
Carlos Sainz, who finished eighth, said: “a Tough race. We didn’t know what to expect from the new generation, but the eighth place – an excellent result, which I’m happy.
It was a shame to lose the position to Perez after the pit stop. When I skipped ahead to Daniel and the two Mercedes drivers, the temperature in my tyres fell slightly. Took me a while to get back in the right rhythm. At the end of the race I drove very fast, catching up Force India. I was close to beat him If the race had a few more laps, I would have tried to make the maneuver.
In General, this race weekend has given the team confidence in their own abilities: both cars made it to the third segment of qualifying and finished in the points. So the start of the season was successful. We must do everything possible to continue in the same spirit.”
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