“I think we’ve found a good direction to follow” – Carlos Sainz Jr.


Carlos Sainz Jr. - Hungary Test - Day 2. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. completed 68 laps during the morning session on day two of the Hungary test, posting a fastest lap time of 1:18.850, before handing the STR12 over to team-mate Daniil Kvyat for the afternoon session.

The Spaniard felt the running went well and was pleased to be able to complete his stint without any problems stalling the team’s progress.

Sainz Jr. tested a number of updates during his morning programme, and felt extremely positive about how Toro Rosso will progress in the second half of the season, following the test.

“A very productive half a day of testing here in Budapest this morning. It was good to have a trouble-free session and run through the test programme smoothly.

“We were able to try a few new parts we had brought here – mainly all mechanical updates – in order to get ready for the second half of the season and I think we’ve found a good direction to follow.

“I was able to keep on learning and I can see the team pushing hard to bring in parts after the summer, which is always a good sign.”

The drivers will now head home for the summer break, and the Spaniard plans to do plenty of relaxing with family and friends, but at the same time ensuring he keeps himself in shape for the upcoming races.

“But, before that, it’s time for everyone to go on a well-deserved break, charge batteries, and come back stronger – that’s what I will be doing!

“My holiday will be all about spending time with friends and family, as well as relaxing but, at the same time, making sure I keep fit for the next races that are just around the corner!”