Tost: Toro Rosso not on the same level as in Monaco

11-06-2019 14:19
by Jake Williams-Smith
F1 News
Tost: Toro Rosso not on the same level as in Monaco

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has admitted the team has taken a step backwards from where it was a fortnight ago in Monaco.

Toro Rosso endured a difficult Canadian Grand Prix, with Daniil Kvyat ending the race in 10th with a single point while teammate Alexander Albon was forced to retire after contact on lap one with Antonio Giovinazzi.

Tost admitted the team was not on the same level as it had been during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, with both drivers scoring points that weekend.

“From the beginning of this weekend, our performance showed we weren’t on the same level as in Monaco," Tost said.

"Nevertheless, the engineers and drivers did a very good job to compensate for the deficiencies we had. We started the race from P10 and P13 and both drivers had relatively good starts.

"Unfortunately, Alex had a collision with Giovinazzi where he lost the front wing, so we had to pit him early to change to a new one and move him onto the base tyre. At this point, the race was more or less over for Alex because he lost too much time after the collision, so we retired him to save mileage on the PU."

While Albon's race came to a premature end, Kvyat pulled out several brilliant overtakes throughout the race to finish in 10th position, securing a vital point for the team.

"Daniil had a fantastic race and defended his position very well against Perez at the start, and towards the end of the race, he was able to increase his performance which enabled him to pass others and score a point.

"I think this was the maximum we were able to achieve here, so we have to analyse all the data and figure out where we were losing here in Canada compared to others, to come back in the upcoming races with a stronger performance and get both cars finishing in the points.”

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