Toro Rosso happy with Red Bull-supplied car

Wed, 28 May 2008, 05:23

Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger said he is happy with the team’s new car, the STR3.

The Italian team struggled with the pace and handling of the single seater throughout its race weekend debut at Monaco, but ultimately it performed well and reliably on the day of the slippery grand prix.

While Sebastien Bourdais crashed, his teammate Sebastian Vettel raced the STR3 – essentially the Melbourne specification of Red Bull Racing’s RB4 model but with a Ferrari engine installation – to Toro Rosso’s first points last Sunday.

“Red Bull supplied a car, which on its first race went to the finish line. So I can only say: ‘hats off’,” Berger is quoted as saying by Auto Motor und Sport.

Despite the young German’s difficult start to 2008, Berger said he is delighted with STR’s German youngster, Vettel.

“The only thing he is missing now is experience, so I guess we have to give him the time to develop in peace,” the former grand prix driver added.

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