Toro Rosso has decided to use the pack aerodynamic premiered in Germany in the rest of the season, despite the tortuous path undergone by the team in Faenza since then. The tests conducted in Singapore and Suzuka have served the team to verify that this pack aerodynamic does not present design failures and that therefore all the problems that he has had the team for the last Big Awards do not serve this reason. Comparative tests of different packs and aerodynamic configurations that made Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat in Singapore have been instrumental in making this decision.
In the team has come to the conclusion that the low performance of the SRT11 attends to the progression of its more direct rivals, the same idea that keeps Carlos Sainz: “We’ve settled with the pack again, even though we could not see large differences, more than a tenth up or down. unfortunately for us to blame our under-performance is not the aero package. It is doing what you need to do, but the others have improved more than us. All have evolved greatly with their improvements to the engine and with their packs up to date”.
In this aspect, Sainz returns to point to the power unit as a major problem: “we don’t have the engine to exploit this package. If we put more downforce on the car, we also offer more resistance. But without the necessary power to compensate for this load does not draw party. At the beginning of the season we were faster, but now the gap has closed. If we remove this burden, we are vulnerable to teams like Renault or Haas. There has been very little to find because we are one of the best teams in downforce. it Is difficult to find more than a tenth, but that does not matter if the others are four-tenths in the engine“.