Franz Tost is "optimistic and looking forward to Suzuka"

30-09-2019 18:50
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Franz Tost is optimistic and looking forward to Suzuka

Franz Tost believes that Toro Rosso were unlucky at the Russian Grand Prix. Daniil Kvyat finished his home race in 12th with Pierre Gasly in 14th and the team will hope for points in Suzuka next time out. 

"We had a good start and finished the first lap with Pierre in P13 and Daniil in P14," Tost said after the race. "There was contact among some of our competitors in front of us, but our drivers were able to avoid them, so the possibility to score points increased. We were a bit unlucky with Pierre because we called him into the pits on lap 26, just one lap before the safety car was deployed when Vettel stopped on track.

"As for Daniil, he pitted during the safety car to change to the Option tyres, and both drivers restarted the race next to each other. Unfortunately, we detected a problem with that set of tyres so we decided to call him in again for a second pit stop, which was a free one as it was during another safety car period.

"We are optimistic and looking forward to Suzuka, where we will hopefully be back in the points with both cars.”

Toro Rosso have had a good season and will hope that the upgraded power unit will give them a points finish in Suzuka. 

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