'Mixed feelings' for Toro Rosso

By on Saturday, July 5, 2014
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Toro Rosso duo Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat admitted to mixed feelings despite both drivers progressing through to the top 10 shootout during qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Vergne and Kvyat had held positions inside the top six following the first runs in Q3 but the team misread the conditions, resulting in the pair slipping to the bottom of the times as the track improved.

"We were fighting for really high positions today, but then towards the end we made the decision not to go out anymore," said Kvyat, who ended up in ninth.

"At that time it seemed to be the right decision because it was hard to imagine that anyone would have improved times because it had rained quite a lot and track conditions were tricky out there. But anyway, this is the way it is and in the end, [a] good position to start the race from. We will definitely fight hard tomorrow."

Vergne will start one position behind his team-mate, in 10th place.

"It was a good qualifying session today, at least until towards the end when we made a mistake in deciding not to go out again for one last run and improve our position," he said.

"I don't really know why but it's a fact that all the others went out again and improved as expected. It's a shame as we had a good car to fight for a higher position in the ranking, and it's disappointing also considering that along the weekend we have consistently been quicker than some of the cars that will be in front of us on the grid tomorrow."


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