Toro Rosso pair lament race regression

By on Sunday, October 12, 2014
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Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat were left to lament a difficult race at the Russian Grand Prix, with neither driver scoring a point.

Vergne and Kvyat both started inside the top 10 but were unable to match faster rivals and came home in 13th and 14th places respectively.

The pair admitted that having to save fuel meant that they were unable to race their rivals.

"It was an extremely frustrating race," said Vergne. "We have to understand why we had to save so much fuel. It’s a real shame because the guys did an excellent job giving us a very good car, which I felt was great for the whole race.

"The start was very positive, we were attacking as much as possible but then I had to stop doing it, even though I felt I could really do a great job."

"It was a tough race," added Kvyat.

"Apart from the fact that I could not find immediately the right grip, we had to care too much about our fuel consumption compared to the others. This is something that we will have to understand, so as not to lose performance for this reason in the future. Last but not least, I also had to pit again towards the end of the race, losing even more positions."

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