Toro Rosso Aims for Q3 Entry in Barcelona

Following the Scuderia Toro Rosso's eventful weekend in China – where the car of Sebastien Buemi suffered a massive suspension breakdown in the first practice session – the team has prepared a performance-enhancing package for its two racers to benefit in the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix.

To be more precise, the technicians back at Faenza managed to develop in time a new engine cover for the STR5, plus new brake ducts. According to the team's director Franz Tost, these new updates are to boost at least one of their drivers into the Q3 for the first time this season. That's the target for Barcelona anyway.

Our technical department is working very hard and we will deliver some updates over the forthcoming races and I believe we can step up in terms of our performance level. Specifically for the Spanish Grand Prix, we will introduce new brake ducts and a new engine cover,” confirmed Tost.

In the last couple of races we already saw an improvement in our package, so in Barcelona, I would hope that if we do everything perfectly, we could get at least one driver through into Qualifying 3 for the first time this season, or if not, then at least very close to tenth on the grid, so that more points has to be a realistic target for us this weekend,” added Tost.

Alguersuari, who scored his team's only points this season and has so far beaten his teammate Buemi every time in the first 4 races, admitted that he will not approach the Spanish GP any differently than how he did until now, despite racing in front of a home crowd.

Every time I have raced here it is has been special as it is my home track and there is plenty of support for me, making for a great atmosphere,” said Alguersuari, who admitted one advantage he'll have as compared to the first 4 races is that he has raced at Circuit de Catalunya before.

One important factor is that this is the first track of the season I have driven on before, so that should make life easier for me,” added the Spaniard.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories