(Motorsport-Total.com) – Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost can now “sleep better” following his team's outstanding performance in Brazil. Because the young bulls have (thanks to second place of Pierre Gasly and tenth place of Daniil Kwjat in the fight for sixth place in the crew rating a neat points cushion accumulated.
Only eight points are missing on factory team Renault and fifth place. With a second podium place this year, the crew will set a new personal points record.
Sixth place in the constructors' championship will give you the best team result of the year . In Abu Dhabi, it will be decided whether the crew will be able to enjoy more than five million US greenback more prize money than Racing Point.
“That means a lot of points in the constructors' championship and the is important, “said team boss Franz Tost after the race against 'Motorsport-Total.com'” Apart from that, success is always important to the crew and we are very happy, especially for Pierre, that he could get second place. “
Already in Hockenheim the Tyrolean was allowed to cheer with Kwjat. “We were there already, now again, that's very important.” Also for the drivers. Curiously enough, Alex Albon is now the only pilot from the Purple Bull squad who has not been able to clinch a podium.
“Now I'm sleeping a little better than before!”, The team boss smirked. He is happy that his crew has been able to improve the performance of the car: “The Aero package worked, Honda has also taken a step forward with the new fuel.”
That's the only reason you've ever been able to ride the podium twice. “Of course we benefited from the collisions of the others, but that's the way it goes.” The crew chose the right strategy, stressed Tost.
“On Saturday we discussed for a long time whether it would be a one-stop or two-stop race, and for me, it was clear that there were two Stops, because a stop would not work. ” Finally, Gasly prevailed against Lewis Hamilton in the final sprint.
Was this one of Toro Rosso's highlights in F1? “I do not hope I will die tonight so I hope even better ones will come!” Tost joked after the race. “It battle intestine, we also had other fantastic weekends.”
Immediately he counted Italy 2008 – the first victory of Sebastian Vettel. Also Singapore 2008 or Bahrain However, the season has not come to an end, Abu Dhabi may have one last highlight to follow.
Racing Point has not yet quit the fight for sixth place, although the crew in Brazil only got two points. “Who would have thought that a Purple Bull, two Ferraris and a Mercedes would not finish the race in the points?” Otmar Szafnauer said amazed at 'Motorsport-Total.com'. “It will not be easier, but we will not give up, we still have a race.”