2009 Australian GP, race: Toro Rosso quotes 

Written by David on March 29th, 2009 at 11:15 amLast Update: March 29th, 2009 at 11:15 am

Franz Tost: “Buemi, first race one point: it’s the start of a good career, as scoring a point on one’s debut shows the driver is talented and it’s thanks to Red Bull that he is in our driver pool. He qualified well and with a bit of luck he might have made it to Q2, so we’ll be aiming for that in Malaysia. He was up to tenth after one lap and raced without making mistakes, defending his position, having an interesting fight with Rosberg. He is on the right path and I think we have a really good driver in our line up.”

Sebastien Bourdais: “I had a very tough first part, as after just three laps, the Option tyres were graining. Several cars passed me so the team called me in and the second stint was not too bad. When the Safety Car came out, it was clear we had to fuel to finish. A few more Safety Cars would therefore have helped as I did a final stint of 36 laps and in the early part the car felt a bit like a caravan with all that fuel weight on board. I had a very big moment where I was lucky not to crash and then I had a seat belt come loose and I had to find a way of locking myself into position in the car. I think we should be a bit stronger in Malaysia next weekend.”

Sebastien Buemi: “First race first point, so I’m very happy. Maybe we had a bit of luck with the accidents, but even without that we were not too bad and our strategy worked well and I am very happy with the way my race went. I made a mistake when I was alongside Massa, hitting the limiter button, but when he put the KERS on you could really see the advantage it brings. I am pleased with what happened today because to get a point in the bag at the first race takes some pressure off. The team did a fantastic job considering that we have not had much testing time with the car before coming here. It’s a dream really and not the result I expected on Friday. It shows we have a good potential.”

source: Toro Rosso

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