After failures and lack of pace throughout the weekend Toro Rosso still managed to earn one point in the Sunday race.
The main problem of the Sunday race for the team was the tactics of Daniil Kvyat. Toro Rosso called Daniil to the pits too early, so he has suffered with his tyres in the final few laps of the race and finished on P15.
"It was an interesting race and I think it could have been a good day, but unfortunately, we pitted too early and my tyres hit the cliff with around 15 laps to go. Once you hit the cliff it’s game over, so the strategy didn’t work out for us today," – Daniil explained.
Tactics of Alex Albon was much better. He stopped at pitstop 7 laps later than his teammate, what allowed him to save the tyres and overtake Perez in the fight for the P10.
"I had quite a good race today. My first stint was average, and I didn’t feel very comfortable with the Medium tyres, it felt like I had almost no grip at all, but once I went onto the Hard tyres the car came alive again. I think P10 was the best we could achieve today, so we have to be pleased," – Alex said.
Despite the unimpressive results, the Toro Rosso race was eventful. Daniel and Alex had a few beautiful and long fights, with some of the rivals and between each other.
"I had two nice fights with Dany, the first one was much closer than the second one! It was good fun and it was fair racing," – Albon said.
"It was a nice battle with Alex when we were both on the same tyres, I managed to overtake him and it was very good fun, but after that in the last few laps when my tyres were completely gone it wasn’t enjoyable anymore. Having said that, I’m quite happy with the way I drove and I got everything I could out of the car. It’s just a shame we weren’t able to bring home the points," – Kvyat added.
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