ToroRossoLogo2013 KOREAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 05/10/2013
Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)

Third Practice Session

Best lap: 1:39.327, pos. 15th, 17 laps

Qualifying

Best lap: (Q1) 1:38.525, (Q2) 1:38.417, pos. 13th

“I’m definitely not happy with my position and when the gap to the top ten is so small, you have to also be disappointed. I would have liked to have been in the car for the full hour. However, compared to where we were yesterday, we have managed to improve the car, but we have not been able to make enough progress to be more competitive than this. Now we have to look towards the race and maybe the only bright side of not getting into Q3 is that we have one more fresh set of the Supersoft tyres. Hopefully we can make good use of it and then we will see if we have enough pace to go looking for points.”

Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03)

Third Practice Session

Best lap: 1:39.665, pos. 17th, 15 laps

Qualifying

Best lap: (Q1) 1:39.075, (Q2) 1:38.781, pos. 16th

“Since yesterday, we have struggled to set up the car the way we wanted, but hard work from the team meant that, this afternoon, at least the car was the best it has been so far this weekend. However, as the other teams also make progress, the improvement on our car for this afternoon was not enough to move us up the order. As for the race, we should be able to start each stint on new tyres and that could make some difference. I am usually optimistic, but I think points will be a difficult target tomorrow. I will give it my best shot and see if I can claw my way back up towards the top ten.”

 

 

James Key: “Naturally, we are disappointed not to have got into Q3 as that is always our target and nine hundredths of a second would have done it for us. The time sheet was incredibly tight today. However, we have not had the consistency of balance nor the outright pace all weekend that we should have had. However, with Daniel in thirteenth place on the grid, it’s not unreasonable for us to aspire to points in the race. We now have a new set of Options and that will be important tomorrow, as the tyres will not last that long and we will be hoping to maximise our stint length.”