Toro Rosso preview the Italian GP


Driving on an "old-school track" and experiencing the "unique atmosphere" are just some of the things that Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen are excited about ahead of the Italian GP.

Carlos Sainz: "Monza is such a classic, old-school track, every driver loves to race there! I enjoyed it so much there last year [in Formula Renault 3.5] – but to drive an F1 there and reach one of the highest top-speeds of the year… that must be such an adrenaline rush! I'm positive even if I'll have to take a 10-place grid penalty. I really want to at least gain all those positions back in the race, as [Max] did in Spa… If [he can] do it, I can do it!"

Max Verstappen: "Yes, I just can't wait – it's the type of track I enjoy: high speeds, great braking zones and a unique atmosphere. The only time I drove there was last year during an F3 test, but to actually race there must be such a great feeling. Even though Monza isn't the best track for us in terms of engine speed, I will push to the max, obviously! It's the team's home race, so it's definitely going to be a special one for us and everyone will be extra motivated. Hopefully we can deliver another good result and score some more points!"