The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley is confident that the qualification in Mexico, he could finish ahead of the Williams drivers, but it prevented the engine failure Renault in the second segment.
“It was a day of disappointments,’ said the new Zealander, who took 13th place on the basis of qualifications. – I’m a little upset due to the fact that not able to show all his speed. I believe that I was able to get ahead of the Williams drivers.
The first fastest lap of the second segment I started great, but then the engine failed. Honestly, I don’t know what happened.
I can say that with every lap you feel more confident in the car F1: if in Austin it was hard for me, I came here already prepared. Besides, I like the track in Mexico. Sunday I will try to have a successful race.”
Another pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and did not managed to take part in qualifying due to the fact that the team did not have time to replace the power plant of Renault on his STR12 after engine failure in the third workout. The race Pierre, you start with the tail of the grid.
“During this weekend I spend more time with his engineers at the command bridge than on the road, – stated the Frenchman. In such a situation I can’t change anything.
We found the problem and replaced the engine after the second workout. Then the motor started to fail and we were forced to make another replacement, but not in time for the start of qualification.
Of course, I may not feel prepared for the race. I have no other choice but together with the team to continue to prepare for the arrival of the weekend”.
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