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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Electrical issues hamper Verstappen

Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen was left to rue electrical problems which cost him valuable track time during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Verstappen was 11th fastest in the second practice session but was able to complete only 19 laps, compared to the 37 racked up by team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. "We started the day off well, taking it easy, learning the track and setting-up the car," said Verstappen. "It was quite a good first session, we were able to try a few different […]

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Feature: Good times for 'Happy' Sainz

F1Zone.net sits down with Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. to discuss his path to Formula 1 and his 2015 season so far

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sainz: Eighth not reflective of Toro Rosso chassis

Carlos Sainz Jr. says that Toro Rosso's position in the Constructors' championship masks the strength of the squad's STR10 chassis. Toro Rosso is currently in eighth place in the standings, with 19 points, but has regularly shown flashes of speed in practice and qualifying, before suffering from a lack of race pace or reliability issues. Sainz's team-mate, Max Verstappen, suggested at last weekend's British Grand Prix that the Italian outfit has the second best chassis and the Spaniard reckons that Toro Rosso's place in the […]

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015

Renault frustrated by Silverstone retirements

Renault chiefs were left frustrated as it encountered further reliability issues at the British Grand Prix. Both Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. retired from the race due to suspected electrical issues, costing the pair points. "It was a fascinating race for the fans, but frustrating for us," said Director of Operations Remi Taffin. "Daniil [Kvyat] drove well to finish under a second from fifth. The car and engine worked well together, and he was able to adapt to the changing […]

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015

Red Bull to conduct Mexico demonstration

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. will complete a demonstration run in Mexico next weekend, ahead of Formula 1’s return to the country later in 2015. Ricciardo and Sainz Jr. will pilot Red Bull’s title-winning RB7 around a specifically constructed course in Mexico City’s historic square, the Zocalo, on Saturday 27 June. “I’m really looking forward to this very special trip to Mexico,” said Ricciardo. “The demo runs in the city centre should be amazing and everyone is up for […]

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015

Sainz Jr. frustrated by lack of running

Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. was left to rue a lack of running during practice for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix due to mechanical issues and heavy rain. Sainz Jr's first session was interrupted by a car problem while a torrential downpour at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve washed out the final hour of running in the afternoon session. "It’s been a difficult day for us," said the Spaniard, who has a quick spin at the first corner. "This morning in FP1 we had some […]

Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sainz Jr. penalised with pit lane start

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will start the Monaco Grand Prix from the pit lane after he failed to stop at the weighbridge during qualifying. Sainz had originally set the eighth fastest lap but did not stop at the weigh bridge when required to do so in Q1. The driver failed to stop for weighing during Q1 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken," read the report from […]

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Verstappen thrilled by first Monaco experience

Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen says it was 'great' to claim second position in the first practice session in Monaco as he received his first taste of the Principality. Verstappen, 17, had never driven around the circuit in junior formula - having spent just a solitary season in Formula 3 - but finished the opening 90 minute session in second place, 0.149s down on Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen was seventh quickest in the second session, with the only representative times coming in the opening 15 minutes, […]

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015

No further action on Sainz/Kvyat scrap

The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix have decided that no further action is warranted over the late scrap between Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat. The pair were investigated after the race, with Kvyat accused of changing direction three times on the straight and under braking for Turn 1 on the final lap. Sainz was also investigated after he re-joined the circuit at Turn 2 ahead of his rival, having been attempting to make a move for ninth position. 'In relation to the alleged […]

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sainz Jr. thrilled after career-best result

Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his delight after he qualified in fifth position for his home race in Spain. Sainz Jr had been a top 10 contender throughout the weekend but completed a fine lap in the final shootout session in qualifying to register his best grid slot in front of his home fans “It feels great, exactly what I was planning and imaging before the season,” he said. “It was my time now to show everyone that Red Bull was right and after these first […]

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

Sainz pleased with 'positive start'

Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his optimism that Toro Rosso an enjoy a strong weekend after a 'positive' day of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Sainz was fifth quickest in the opening session on Friday morning and placed ninth in the second session later in the day. "It was a positive start for the weekend, we knew that this track was going to suit us a bit more than Bahrain, we have better expectations, the car is working well, well balanced [and the] small upgrades […]

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sainz hails Toro Rosso turnaround

Carlos Sainz Jr hailed Toro Rosso's progress after he qualified in ninth position for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sainz Jr. was only 17th quickest during the final practice session earlier on Saturday but recovered to make it into Q3, where he beat Lotus' Romain Grosjean. "Probably it was the less expected Q3 of the year, I even thought this was going to be the toughest and most difficult to achieve after what we had seen in FP3," he said "But we did a mega turnaround […]