Sainz: “I will Finish the first day with a positive feeling”


Carlos Sainz is a child with new shoes. A license
literary which however reflects perfectly the sentiment that has been
the spaniard after completing the
the first day of the tests with the Toro Rosso
STR12 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. However, the Spanish rider
had a positive debut with the new single-seater for the team of Faenza, to
such a point of
completing 51 laps with a best turn of 1:24.494, log
marked medium tyres and that helped him to finish in the eighth
Something incidental and secondary in a day to evaluate every detail of the

Focused on understanding the new STR12, Carlos Sainz has filmed
throughout the day wearing medium tyres, the preferred option in
pre-season, which has allowed it to
started to check the level of your new
: I End the first day with a positive feeling after
my first day at the wheel of the STR12. Everything felt good and I think that we have
taken a big step forward in comparison with the last year
in terms of
downforce and grip

Despite being stopped in the box of Toro Rosso during
nearly an hour into the day morning, the first conclusions for Carlos
Sainz is positive:
I felt immediately well in the first few laps
in the morning
and the truth that it drew a smile on my face. Of course
it was not the perfect day and
we would have liked to complete more laps, but already
know that this can always happen on the first day of testing a new car.
All in all, we obtained a first day decent and it is great to see as the season for
the end has begun”.

James Key, Technical Director of Toro Rosso, is also analyzed
the first day of the tests: “It’s good to start after a long winter
completing 51 laps. Despite the fact that we had to stop a little before by a
small problem in the front of the car, everything will be in order to
morning. The priority for today was to get miles with the car and do what
basic, so just did a test aerodynamics in the morning and
after we work on a long list of basic checks of our
new car, something logical because there are many things to learn”.

In this line, the technical manager of the team of Faenza
he concluded: Tomorrow will be a bit the same with Kvyat. The good news is
that, apart from the technical problems typical of the first day, nothing has
taken out of the game and everything has worked as it should. The response of the
pilot has been close to our expectations and in general are quite
positive. For a first day of testing, although we would have liked to do more
turns, we can not complain. we did Not do any test of race, it will come up