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TEAM: Toro Rosso
Williams were the fourth quickest team in Australia, while there was a double-points finish for Toro Rosso.
There were top ten positions on the Friday timesheets in Australia for both Toro Rosso drivers, Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg.
Carlos Sainz Jr is hopeful of beating his two previous efforts in Australia, while Daniil Kvyat is feeling “fitter than ever” before.
Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael will test drive the Toro Rosso STR12 in Bahrain, Hungary and Abu Dhabi this season.
Despite being dropped to Toro Rosso last season, Daniil Kvyat says he has not given up on his dream of racing for a F1 World title.
Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul is confident that they can provide the engine that can “fight” for the World Championship.
Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr believes the midfield battle will be toughly contested as other teams have made “massive steps” from 2016.
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has admitted their reliability is a “weak point”, but is confident that they can overcome their minor issues.
Helmut Marko sees no reason why Carlos Sainz would want to leave Toro Rosso at the end of this season, unless of course one of the big teams come calling.
Carlos Sainz Jr was happy to make progress in the STR12 on Wednesday after racking up 92 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya.