- Toro Rosso
Reliability 'not good enough' - Toro Rosso
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says his team must get on top of its reliability issues by being more disciplined.
Toro Rosso is seventh in the constructors' championship and has scored points at six of the eleven rounds, but it has also had nine retirements between its two drivers. Team boss Tost says that simply is not good enough.
"We are not where we should be in terms of reliability as we had eight non-finishes out of the first eighteen car starts, or nine races," he told the team's official website. "That is not good enough and it is something we must work on. In mitigation, some of this lack of reliability stems from the fact that serious pre-season problems with the power unit meant we were unable to complete many miles in winter testing.
"Effectively, we have encountered problems in races that normally would have been resolved before then. In addition, the team has not been perfect, making mistakes that led to faults like suspension failure. The solution is straightforward, we simply need to be more disciplined in order to avoid making further mistakes in the second half of the year. We need to sort out our reliability issues as soon as possible, so that we can finish in the points in the remaining races."
Tost said one of the main positives to come out of this year was Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat.
"He is doing a very good job, taking into consideration how little mileage he was able to do before the season, he is driving very well, showing that he has natural speed. Equally importantly, he has had no accidents, nor has he made any mistakes. He is doing a fantastic job."