Tost praises Toro Rosso rookie drivers

Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen

Toro Rosso leave Jerez on a high after four days which saw their rookie drivers Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen rise to the occasion, delivering solid and impressive performances while discovering the potential of the STR10.

Team principal Franx Tost said at the end of day four of testing in Spain,  “The two drivers did a very good job, producing a strong performance, building up speed over the entire test. If the team and drivers can keep this momentum going in the remaining two tests, then we will be very well prepared by the time we get to the first race of the season in Melbourne.”

“We have had four profitable days testing, during which both our drivers managed to complete a high mileage. That meant we were able to learn a lot about our car. Generally, it ran reliably, with the only issues we encountered being small ones and we are confident we can iron them out before the next test in Barcelona.

“The whole team worked very hard and I thank them all for the great effort and the team spirit,” added Tost.