Connect with us

F1 top news

Verstappen: Toro Rosso built a very good car with Renault

Published

on

image2.img.1536
Once again, Toro Rosso’s STR10 made an impressive performance. F1 rookies Carlos Sainz Jr and Max Verstappen had a productive Friday at Sepang, earned 57 and 53 laps in that order across both free practice sessions.

Max Verstappen clocked the seventh quickest time in the first practice and set the eighth quickest lap in second free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Dutchman has already seen enough in the STR10 to convince him that Toro Rosso’s ambitious target of fifth in the 2015 constructors’ standings is achievable. Also, he is very pleased with Renault powered STR10’s performance.

“We have the objective of finishing fifth in the constructors’ championship. That’s what we’re going for – and that means that we have to score points. I think the car is capable of doing it – so it is up to us to pull it off!” Verstappen told Formula 1’s official website.

Question: The STR10 seems to be on a pretty similar level to the Red Bull RB11, although there’s a suggestion that the Renault power unit works better in your car. Is that so?

“I don’t know anything about how it works at Red Bull – I just can say that our car feels very right. Toro Rosso has built a very good car.” Rookie added

The young ace targeting points finish in the Malaysian GP – “Yes, you could put it that way. (laughs) It was not so bad to finish both practice sessions among the ten fastest cars. It is not so easy on the tyres I have to admit, but we’ve managed to handle that.” The young Dutchman said.

“For the second session we did some changes to the set-up and I was very happy with the balance of the car. There is always room to improve, but for the moment it is really going quite well. Let’s see where that positive feeling brings us tomorrow in qualifying. And for Sunday the plan is to finish – finish in the points! Never forget: the objective is finishing P5 in the constructors’ standings!”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F119 hours ago

F1 should be a dictatorship – Berger

11SharesFormula one needs to return to its days as a dictatorship. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, the F1...

2018 F119 hours ago

We have great confidence in Honda – Red Bull

1ShareChristian Horner remains confident Honda is the right move for Red Bull. The Red Bull boss said that at Silverstone...

2018 F119 hours ago

F1 steward Mika Salo admits Ferrari penalties controversy

9SharesF1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races. After Sebastian got...

2018 F119 hours ago

McLaren, Williams, admit need for change

49SharesAn anonymous engineer says struggling once-great F1 teams Williams and McLaren need to make sweeping changes. Both British teams have...

2018 F12 days ago

Hamilton is stronger than Vettel – Briatore

254SharesFlavio Briatore thinks Mercedes is still the favourite for the 2018 world championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has taken an 8...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin reveals his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car

2SharesSergey Sirotkin has given more details about his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car. While the car is obviously uncompetitive,...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 eyes 20-year deal for Miami Grand Prix

1ShareYet another meeting could finally mean the green light for a grand prix in Miami. We have reported that Liberty...

2018 F13 days ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

377SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F13 days ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F13 days ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

263SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media