Sainz encouraged with Toro Rosso baseline

By on Friday, June 10, 2016
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Carlos Sainz Jr. believes Toro Rosso can achieve another points finish after an encouraging day of practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Sainz Jr. has scored points in four of this year's six Grands Prix, building on sixth spot in Spain with an eighth place finish in Monaco.

Sainz Jr. rounded out the top 10 during the second session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as less than half a second covered fourth to 14th.

"It was a day with no issues or major problems, which is always welcome," he said.

"This means we had a good baseline to start the weekend with and now we just need to continue like this and hold on to this positive feeling.

"It’s looking like a very tight midfield again here, so I’m sure we will witness a good fight to get into Q3, but we just need to focus on ourselves and extract the maximum from the car: the top ten is our target!"

Team-mate Daniil Kvyat was 14th fastest in the other STR11.

"We still need to sort out a few things regarding the set-up of the car, but that’s what Friday evenings are for," he commented.

"We can be happy with our start and I’m looking forward to tomorrow: the gaps with our main competitors are really small, but I’m confident we can fight for a good result."

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