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Team principal Toro Rosso and Renault react to GP Malaysia

Published on 29 March 2015 by Niels Hendrix

Franz Tost, team principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso: “To finish in seventh and eighth positions today here in Malaysia was a big success for the team as well as for the drivers because if both Ferrari’s, Mercedes’ and Williams’ don’t have any problems, this is the best position which we can achieve. Therefore, the team showed a very good race performance, of which I’m very proud.”

“We were fast in yesterday’s qualifying session but this was no surprise. Max ended up in an excellent sixth position and I think that also Carlos could have been in the top ten as he certainly had the speed, which he also showed in today’s race.”

“Both drivers did a reasonable start. Max had some problems during the first laps, where he was blocked by some traffic, but later on, after the safety car, he was able to overtake his rivals and put on a good show. I’d like to congratulate the whole team. This great result now gives us a big boost and we look forward to the next race in China in two weeks’ time.”

Cedrik Staudohar, Renault Sport F1 track support leader: “We are clearly delighted with the results today. After the disappointment of Melbourne, everyone at the factory worked very hard. We made a step forward in driveability and performance and right from the start of the weekend the drivers reported a big improvement in both areas. We’re pleased both contributed to the double points’ finish today. The package has a lot of potential as Max’ qualifying and the drivers’ pace during the race showed so it’s renewed our confidence. A great result for the team.”