F1 | Verstappen + Sainz search for answers

MyDrive | Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team – A poor performance in qualifying summed saw Toro Rosso starting further back on the grid than they would have liked.  It was another difficult weekend for the team with Sainz and Verstappen finishing well outside the top ten as they struggled with tyre wear and being continually told to conserve fuel, even on the first lap.

Carlos Sainz (STR10-04, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 12th
“I don’t think we could’ve done much better today. We knew this was going to be the toughest race of the season so far and that it would have been difficult to fight for points. It was a decent race. I pushed as much as I could and at least we were able to complete some overtakes, but with all the fuel saving and lift-off we had to do, it was very difficult out there today”

“After a tough weekend, I don’t think a P12 is that bad, but hopefully next time out we can finish in the top ten again.”

Max Verstappen (STR10-02, Car 33)
Race: 15th
“I had a good start and first few laps, where I was able to catch the guys in front of me even though I was on the harder tyre, so we can be happy with my first stint.”

“But after my pit-stop, where of course I lost time due to the 10-second penalty, it became a bit of a lonely race. I caught up with Ericsson but I couldn’t get past him on the straights, so I decided to stay behind him, not destroy my tyres and save the engine.”

Franz Tost (Team Principal)
“We knew that here in Canada we were going to struggle with our performance because we simply miss speed on the straights. Nevertheless, I must say that both drivers did a good job. Carlos got off to a good start but unfortunately lost some places as he was blocked during the first lap.”

“Later he was able to recover and fight back. Max also did a very good race because, despite of all his penalties, he was still able to catch up and do some very competitive lap times. Now Montreal is over, we are looking forward to Austria, where we expect to show a much better performance also thanks to the circuit layout, which should suit our car more.”

Cedrik Staudohar (Renault Sport F1 track support leader)
“A difficult race, due in part to the starting positions. We had to manage the temperatures carefully but had no real reliability concerns. Naturally we would have liked to add to our points total but the pace was not really there today. We hope for better in Austria.”

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