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Monaco GP: Race notes - Toro Rosso

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27/05/2007

Scott Speed: I got a good launch off the grid and as everyone bottled up going into Turn 1, I made an aggressive move round the outside and it paid off as I got around David and we battled hard. Then I think we had a reasonably good pace in the race. In terms of the strategy, maybe I should have pitted a bit earlier, but Kimi was out of reach anyway. I enjoyed myself but every time for the last 15 laps I was hoping someone would drop out and that I'd see my pit board go from P9 to P8 to get that point, but it never happened.

Tonio Liuzzi: I was hit hard at the first corner after the start by someone behind me and I think it must have damaged something, because the car was not right after that. But I tried to do one more lap and then as I came over the bump at corner three I lost control. It was a real shame because I had a reasonably good starting position so I was optimistic I could do something good this afternoon.

Note: the crash was not down to a damaged diffuser as Tonio first thought and told some media.

Franz Tost: Scott had a very good start, going from 18 to 13 and he did his best ever race for Toro Rosso. He deserved a point because he was always pushing very hard and the lap times were very consistent and very very fast. All I can say to him is thanks and congratulations for a job well done. Tonio was unlucky. He was hit from behind and he lost air from his right rear tyre, which is what led to his crash.

Gerhard Berger: Well done to the team and of course to Scott who drove a superb race. Today's performance shows the team has potential and hopefully that will be realized soon.

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