Scuderia Toro Rosso technical director Giorgio Ascanelli summed things up for the team after a dismal qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza: “Today, we ended up where we deserved to be.”
With Buemi and Alguerauari finishing 19th and 20th respectively the Ferrari powered team are hoping for rain tomorrow for a better chance in the race.
Sebastien Buemi was held up by Lewis Hamilton on his flying lap but didn’t complain too much saying “I did the best I could, but the session did not go well for me. I was held up by Hamilton, who did not know I was there. Another lap for me might have made a bit of a difference, but not much. As for Glock saying I held him up, I don't think I did, as I was just trying to rebuild a gap after being slowed by Hamilton. They say it might rain tomorrow, so now we need to work out the best strategy for whatever conditions we might encounter in the race.”
Jaime Alguersuari faced an uphill struggle from the start as he faced a five place grid penalty after gearbox problems in the practice session preceding qualifying, “I was not expecting much from this session, after problems in the morning with my gearbox meant I only did ten laps in free practice. Because of that, I did not have the time to try much in terms of setting up the car. Therefore, we carried over some unknown factors into qualifying and I have to say, I am still getting used to driving the car in this low downforce configuration. I hope I can still have a good race tomorrow and to be honest, I hope it rains.”