A rather mixed race for Toro Rosso with rookie Sebastien Buemi scoring his first points finish of the season in 8th. The same could not be said for his team mate, however, with a number of errors costing Bourdais any chance of a points finish.
Sebastien Buemi – 8th: I am very happy as the team did a super job so that we got another point to take away from here. I am pleased that in three races, I have scored twice. Maybe I could have done a little bit better, but I’m happy all the same. We were very competitive in the early stages and I got past Raikkonen and Hamilton, but after that I struggled a bit. I think it was one of my hardest races ever. As for the incident with Vettel, it happened under safety car conditions: I didn’t see him and I tried to swerve to the right, but it was not enough to avoid him. We changed the wing on my car and I’m glad I didn’t spoil his race.
Sebastien Bourdais – 11th: I started fifteenth and finished eleventh, even with a couple of spins. I’ve got mixed feelings, because I don’t think we should have raced as there was so much aquaplaning. The fact the cars have a lot less downforce this year, aggravates the situation as it’s hard to get the car down onto the track surface. I could have spun 15 or 20 times and Sutil’s crash showed what could have happened. The one positive thing is that it was probably a good show for the fans.
Franz Tost – team principal: First, well done to Red Bull Racing. Congratulations on doing a fantastic job with a one-two finish thanks to Sebastian and Mark. On our side, we picked up another point thanks to Buemi, who drove a good race, given the difficult conditions today, in what is only his third F1 race. Overall, it means we can head to Bahrain in an optimistic frame of mind.