Belgian GP - Toro Rosso Ferrari - Qualifying
Tonio Liuzzi's second and final lap at the end of the first round of qualifying vaulted him up to sixth position on the timing screens. As his rivals completed their final laps, the Italian found himself shuffled down the order
to 16th. It was however enough to take him into the second round of qualifying where he would qualify 14th. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel starts the Belgian Grand Prix from 17th position.
“After a nightmare yesterday, with very few laps because of a problem on the car, it went much better today, resulting in me getting through to Q2. I had found it difficult to get the right balance on the car so we were expecting a difficult Saturday. Fortunately, everything went fine, except that I am not feeling that well and have been sick a lot. I think we did a great job in qualifying to get ahead of a Williams which I am sure is a quicker car. We could not have achieved more than this.”
“It’s a shame not to make Q2 by just a few thousandths of a second. My best lap was okay. I lost the rear end a bit going down the back straight and that cost me quite a lot of time.
We have improved the car since yesterday and I think we have made a step forward. Now we will have to look at the strategy to see what we can do. Of course the plan is to try and have a good race tomorrow.”
“The final outcome in terms of position is much the same as usual, with the difference that today, none of the big guns had troubles, which is a good sign. So, although the numbers are the same as ever, compared to our best performance, which was Canada, today we delivered a much more solid performance. I think we did some very good work on the car, even if we didn’t put it all together in the end. No regrets, but realistically, no real reason to expect anything much better than usual tomorrow in the race.”
Source Toro Rosso Ferrari