Franz Tost: "We simply didn't have the pace"

Published on 02 Oct 2016 14:02

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost was left disappointed after a weekend in which his team struggled to be competitive.

Their weekend was made even more difficult when their driver Daniil Kvyat hit Kevin Magnussen at turn one on the opening lap which ruined his pace for the rest of the Grand Prix.

"First of all, I'd like to congratulate Red Bull Racing for their 1-2 finish here in Sepang, they did a fantastic job! Regarding our race, we simply didn't have the pace during the whole of the weekend, therefore we started from only P15 and P16 on the grid.

"Unfortunately, Daniil touched Magnussen's Renault at the start, between the first and the second corner. As a result, he had to come in to change his nose and from then onwards his race was more or less lost. Carlos showed a competitive performance. He had a good start and gained many positions during the first lap, climbing from P16 to P11."

Sainz also commented that he is looking forward to going to Japan next week as it is one of his favourite tracks to race at.

"I now look forward to Japan, a race that has become one of my favourites after enjoying it for the first time last year. I also can't wait to meet all those amazing Japanese fans again, they definitely give you an extra boost!" 

02 October 2016 - Grand Prix of Malaysia - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1h40 56
2. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 2.443 56
3. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 25.516 56
4. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 28.785 56
5. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams + 61.582 56
6. MX Sergio Perez Force India + 63.794 56
7. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren + 65.205 56
8. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India + 74.062 56
9. GB Jenson Button McLaren + 81.816 56
10. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault + 95.466 56
11. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso + 98.878 56
12. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 55
13. BR Felipe Massa Williams 55
14. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 55
15. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 55
16. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 55
Did not finish
17. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 0
18. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0
19. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 0
20. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 0
21. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 0
22. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0
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