Daniel Ricciardo says Toro Rosso achieved a very good result after both cars made it through to Q3 in Italy.
Ricciardo will start from seventh place, with team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne in tenth
“It’s nice to be back in Q3. Maybe at the end, a top five finish might have been on the cards. However, we missed a little something in Q3, doing a two lap run, and with hindsight, maybe a one lap run with a lighter fuel load would have been better, but I am still happy with seventh,” said Ricciardo.
“I dropped a wheel in the gravel at the second chicane which might have cost me some time. To have both cars in the top ten on merit on a dry track is a very good result.”
Vergne will start from tenth place after making an error during his final run.
“We were not looking so good yesterday and all their efforts last night have paid off today in FP3 and qualifying,” Vergne said of his Toro Rosso team.
“I pushed to the limit on my final run in Q3 and just got out of shape, going off into the gravel at the Parabolica corner. It’s a shame, but I am pleased with P10.”