Budapest Day 1: Toro Rosso review
30 July, 2010
Jul.30 (Toro Rosso) The Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team and drivers review the first day of the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring in Budapest, Round 12 of the Formula 1 World Championship.
The compulsory Formula 1 summer break is only a few days away now, but no way is Scuderia Toro Rosso scaling down its efforts and here at the Hungaroring today, the two STR5 cars sported several aerodynamic updates as we chase the performance dragon.
That made for a particularly busy Friday, with the two ninety-minute sessions seemingly whizzing by in the blink of an eye. So what effect did our updates have?
At the time of writing that is hard to say, because in this high-tech sport, nothing is clear until reams of data are analysed, which is what our engineers will be doing late into the night. Both cars ran reliably and covered a lot of laps, with Jaime Alguersuari doing more than anyone in the afternoon, when he completed no less than 43 laps, which will come in very useful when analysing the data, especially when it comes to the comparison of the Super Soft and Medium compound Bridgestone tyres. He ended the day with the fifteenth-fastest time, while Sébastien Buemi was seventeenth.
Even after the afternoon session, there was still more to do for our drivers as, along with Franz Tost, they rushed down to the control tower, where none other than Bernie Ecclestone cut a huge cake in the presence of most of the drivers, to celebrate the fact the Hungarian Grand Prix is twenty five years old this year.