Belgian GP - Toro Rosso Ferrari - Practice
Tonio Liuzzi missed the second half of the morning session this morning at Spa Francorchamps, after going off at Rivage and damaging the front left corner of his Toro Rosso Ferrari. An unidentified issue late in the afternoon saw
him end the day in the pits therefore ending the day at the bottom of the timesheets. Things went better for team-mate Sebastian Vettel who set the 16th best lap in the morning and the 18th in the afternoon.
I did not test here for BMW in the summer, so this is my first time here in a Formula 1 car and the circuit seems very different to the way it did when I last raced here in Formula 3 and World Series. This is a bit faster! I like the track: Eau Rouge is very nice but my favourite is the double left, Pouhon at Turns 10 and 11. We did a lot of laps today so I think this was a good day. Unfortunately, Tonio was unable to contribute much data because of the problem on his car. As usual, it is hard to have a clear picture as we dont know what fuel loads the others were running."
I started the morning with problems with the balance on the car and big understeer in the medium and slow speed corner. We had this situation for my first three runs. Then the session ended when the front locked up in corner 8, which put me off the track. At the start of the second session, it felt like I was in a completely different car as it had gone the opposite way to the morning, with the car feeling very light in the rear, but much more driveable. I had a strong first run, but on my out lap for my second run, I had to stop because of a problem with the rear end of the car, which we are investigating."
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