USA Grand Prix

Team’s reaction after the race

US Grand Prix 2019 by Scuderia Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat (STR14-03, Car 26)
Race: Pos. 12th

USA Grand Prix 2019 with Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso

“It was a tricky race, we were a little bit off the pace today compared to our direct competitors. We used the tyres a bit more than we usually do, so we need to analyse that. Even with those issues, I managed to finish P10 on track on the last lap. I think was a harsh but fair move, it was great racing like we want to see and what we have seen this season without other drivers being penalised. I’m very upset and disappointed about this penalty because I don’t think this is what our sport needs.”

Pierre Gasly (STR14-04, Car 10)
Race: DNF

F1 USA 2019 with Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso

“It was a really good race as we were running in the top 10 for most of it and keeping pace with the McLarens. In the end I started to fight with Sergio and we made contact in Turn 13 which broke the front right suspension, so we had to retire the car. We were fighting, he went down the inside of Turn 13 then we touched with my front right tyre which bent the suspension. I don’t think it was anything big, but it was enough to put me out of the points and end our race. It’s disappointing to end this way after a strong weekend.”

US Grand Prix 2019 with Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso

Jody Egginton (Technical Director):

“Today’s race did not provide the result we wanted, which is disappointing especially given the performance shown up to this point in Austin. Pierre had a reasonably strong race early on but ran out of tyres in the last few laps, which meant he was unable to defend against the cars behind who were on fresher tyres. Ultimately, he was forced to retire due to the damage sustained from contact with Perez. Dany’s race started to come together in the last ten laps, but with the yellow flags at Turn 12 in the last two laps of the race, opportunities to make a pass for P10 were limited. The move that he made on Perez was deemed too aggressive and we got a time penalty of five seconds, which puts us out of the points. We unfortunately lost a position in the Constructors’ Championship here in the USA, but there are two races to go to recover and we will be working hard to make sure we are well prepared to do this.”

Toyoharu Tanabe (Honda F1 Technical Director):

“Once again today, Max Verstappen delivered a strong performance to finish on the podium in third place. It’s a good result, maybe a bit disappointing, as we felt he had a chance of taking second place at the end, but unfortunately, the yellow flags prevented that. He was quick all weekend. Alex Albon unfortunately dropped to last after the collision at the start, but he drove very well to fight his way up the order to finish fifth. As for Toro Rosso, Pierre was in the points for most of the race, so it was disappointing that both cars failed to score, as for a moment it looked as though Kvyat would get the last point for tenth. Finally, congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on his incredible achievement.”

Session Result

POSDRIVERTEAMTIME
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:33:55.653
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport04.148
3Max VerstappenAston Martin Red Bull Racing05.002
4Charles LeclercScuderia Ferrari52.239
5Alexander AlbonAston Martin Red Bull Racing1:18.038
6Daniel RicciardoRenault F1 Team1:30.366
7Lando NorrisMcLaren F1 Team1:30.764
8Carlos SainzMcLaren F1 Team1 LAP(s)
9Nico HülkenbergRenault F1 Team1 LAP(s)
10Sergio PérezSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team1 LAP(s)
11Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing1 LAP(s)
12Daniil KvyatRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda1 LAP(s)
13Lance StrollSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team1 LAP(s)
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing1 LAP(s)
15Romain GrosjeanRich Energy Haas F1 Team1 LAP(s)
16Pierre GaslyRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda2 LAP(s)
17George RussellROKiT Williams Racing2 LAP(s)
18Kevin MagnussenRich Energy Haas F1 Team4 LAP(s)
19Robert KubicaROKiT Williams Racing25 LAP(s)
20Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari48 LAP(s)

Fastest Lap

DRIVERTEAMTIMEFAST IN LAP
Charles LeclercScuderia Ferrari1:36.16944