Buemi Upset With Teammate Over First Corner Collision In Australia


Sebastian Buemi bemoaned the driving of teammate Jaime Alguersuari after a coming together on the opening lap hampered his car's performance.

Buemi was left scratching his head and said he would be having words with his Spanish teammate as this is not the first time it has happened.

He said: “It's not too bad finishing tenth, after making it to Q3 yesterday, but I think I could have done better, maybe an eighth or ninth place was possible.”

“It's a shame that my team-mate and I made contact at the first corner. It's not the first time it has happened, so I think we will be having a chat about it after I've watched a recording of the incident!”

“It has been a positive start and we will have a lot to learn from analysing this whole weekend and then we will see what we can do in Malaysia.”

Buemi had qualified in tenth and was expected to have more race pace than he showed but team boss Franz Tost revealed the collision had caused some damage.

Tost said: “It was a good result for the whole team, because to score a point in the first race proves that everyone at Toro Rosso worked well over the winter and everyone here at the track, back in the factory and at our wind tunnel deserves praise for that.

“Buemi had a good start, but unfortunately, at the first corner, Alguersuari drove into him and this had a negative impact on the performance of Buemi's car for the rest of the afternoon.”