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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Exhaust problem truncates Vergne's race

Jean-Eric Vergne was forced to retire from the Spanish Grand Prix after an exhaust problem manifested itself in his Toro Rosso. Vergne started from 21st on the grid as a result of a loose wheel penalty but failed to make the distance after the exhaust issue. The retirement was Vergne's third from five races this season. "Somebody has asked me if I feel a bit persecuted by bad luck at the moment," he said. "It might look like this, but this is part of the […]

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Vergne, Perez critical of tyre performance

Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez have criticised the performance of the tyres at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Tyre supplier Pirelli has brought the two hardest compounds to deal with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, but both Vergne and Perez believe that the drivers need more grip. "I think it is pretty poor," Vergne said when asked about tyre performance. "You look at the GP2 times – I was talking earlier with Jules [Bianchi] and he would have been sixth in GP2 qualifying…come on." Vergne emphasised […]

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Vergne: Toro Rosso better than in 2013

Jean-Eric Vergne believes that Toro Rosso has made gains compared to 2013. Vergne scored points in Australia but has since been beset by misfortune. The French racer nonetheless says that he and Toro Rosso must believe that the results will arrive. "I think it is really good, it sounds weird but we need to keep the momentum," he said of Toro Rosso's 2014 season. "The work we’ve done is much better than last year, my job was better than last year. Everything is going in […]

Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kvyat thrilled with points finish

Daniil Kvyat expressed his delight after the Toro Rosso driver finished in the points at the Chinese Grand Prix. Kvyat finished in 10th place, meaning that the Russian has scored points in three of his four starts in the sport. "It felt great today and I’m very happy with my performance," he said. "I had a good start and I managed to make up some positions during the first lap. Our pace was very strong today and I enjoyed the fight with Jenson [Button] pretty […]

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vergne optimistic of points finish

Jean-Eric Vergne believes he can return to the top 10 for the first time since the first round of the year in Australia after he qualified in ninth place for the Chinese Grand Prix. Vergne progressed through to the top 10 shootout for the third time in four rounds but has failed to finish the last two events. "I'm really pleased with my qualifying, it's been a great lap," he said. "I'm happy with myself as all my qualifying laps this year so far have […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vergne frustrated by Lotus collision

Jean-Eric Vergne cut a frustrated figure after his second successive retirement at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vergne made contact with one of the Lotus drivers at the start and had to retire due to the damage sustained to his Toro Rosso. "It was a bit of a mess at the start in turn eight with a lot of cars around me, but while the others were having a poor exit I had a clean one on the outside," he said. "When I then found myself […]

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vergne disappointed by Q2 exit

Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne expressed his disappointment after being unable to progress through to the top 10 shootout in Bahrain. Vergne qualified inside the top 10 in both Australia and Malaysia but managed only 13th on the grid in Bahrain. "I am a little bit disappointed and also surprised with only making it to Q2, because we were fast enough to get into Q3 looking at how the rest of the weekend went so far," he said. "But unfortunately the others were faster and […]

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vergne impressed by Toro Rosso progress

Jean-Eric Vergne has praised his Toro Rosso team for the 'massively good job' they did across the winter period. Vergne finished in eight place in Australia and has progressed through to the top 10 shootout in both races this season. Team-mate Daniil Kvyat has finished in the points in both races. "I think Toro Rosso has done a massively good job during the winter and even before that, produced a good car and I believe there is still a lot more to come from this […]

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

Kvyat more confident ahead of Malaysia

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat says that ninth place on his Formula 1 debut in Australia has given him more confidence for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. Kvyat took advantage of wet conditions during qualifying to progress through to the top 10 shootout in his first event and remained in the mix for points throughout the race. The Russian eventually finished in tenth place but was promoted to ninth following Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion. Kvyat believes past experience at the Sepang circuit will help his cause […]

Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kvyat elated with debut qualifying performance

Toro Rosso racer Daniil Kvyat expressed his elation after setting the eighth fastest time during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. The 19 year old Russian progressed through to Q3 and set the eighth quickest time despite making contact with the wall on the approach to turn 11 in tricky conditions. "This was a very good session for us and I really didn’t expect to be qualifying 8th at my first Grand Prix 2 months ago! This is definitely a big step forward and I’m […]

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014

Braking issues hampering Vergne

Jean-Eric Vergne says that the brake-by-wire system is hampering Toro Rosso's progress at the Australian Grand Prix. Vergne and team-mate Daniil Kvyat completed more laps than any other driver pairing but Vergne was struggling with the new system and had several off-track excursions. The Frenchman set the 11th quickest time in second practice. "Sometimes you've got this massive recharging at the rear, which recharges too much, so you have locking at the rear," Vergne told Autosport. "Sometimes it doesn't want to recharge and the brake […]

Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vergne: Toro Rosso facing major problems

Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted that Toro Rosso is facing major problems after the second pre-season test in Bahrain. Vergne completed 19 laps in the STR9 on the final day of the test and set only the eighth fastest time. "There’s no point in making negative comments, because everyone knows we are facing major problems and we are not alone in that," he said. "We knew when we came to Bahrain that there had not been enough time since the previous test to have solved all […]