Sebastien Buemi was delighted to break into Q2 during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, after a difficult season behind the wheel of the Toro Rosso.
The young Swiss driver was fourteenth in qualifying with his team-mate, Jaime Alguersuari in seventeenth position.
Sebastien Buemi – 14th: “I am quite happy, as the session went smoothly without any mistakes. I got the most I could out of the car and am pleased to have got ahead of Trulli. I’m glad to finally be back in Q2, as it’s been a long time. Now we need to work on a race strategy, make a good start and run the pit stops well.”
Jaime Alguersuari – 17th: “We did quite well and we’re getting faster. It was quite difficult better than that, but am feeling more comfortable with the track every time I get the car. This has been the hardest track have driven apart from Macau. With it being street circuit, anything could happen tomorrow, so hopefully can have a good race.”
Laurent Mekies – (Chief Engineer): “We had a very difficult Friday and made a major change the car set-up overnight, which seems have been a step the right direction. Sebastien and Jaime also improved their performance. Jaime has got better throughout the weekend on a track that is difficult to learn and Sebastien is back Q2 after a gap of a few races. We’re still not where we want to be, but having made a good step forward from Friday to today, there still room to make another one for the race, which is likely very chaotic, so anything can happen.”