Toro Rosso drivers hail promising Friday
7 October 2011 – Both Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were pleased to take their Toro Rossos to eventual tenth and eleventh places on the timesheets in Japan on Friday. The Swiss-Spanish pairing now hope to translate the pace into more points finishes in order to strengthen their battle against Sauber and Force India.
“I think this is the first very nice, very smooth Friday we have had for a long time - maybe since Hungary - with no issues, no crashes, no rain,” Buemi began. “This meant we were able to get plenty done and have a good feeling for what the car could do and how the few new parts we brought here are working.
“That was a good day’s work and I feel we have made a step forward, which would give us the sort of grid position from which to have a strong race,” Alguersuari added. “Our car definitely feels better at this type of track than the high-downforce type like our last race in Singapore. We have found more pace and there is still more to come, so it looks quite promising at the moment.”