Jul 26, 2015

Carlos Sainz retired by a mechanical problem when he was fifth

The Toro Rosso driver was unable to complete the race at the Hungaroring circuit

Carlos Sainz: "A very frustrating way to end the weekend, what a pity! We could've finished in a really good position today if we hadn't retired... We were running in P5 and doing a very good race, but then I ran out of power towards the end of the race and that was the end of that. This is now the third race in a row where we were running in the points and we are not able to finish, so I'm not happy with that, but at least today Max was able to score some good points which is great for the team. It's unfortunate that due to some reliability troubles I couldn't contribute to our points tally today, but I'm not concerned at all about my performance because I know that I was also up there. It's upsetting and difficult to accept another retirement right now, but fortunately we now have the summer break to analyse what has happened, to reset, and come back stronger."

Franz Tost (Team Principal): "Budapest showed once again an exciting and very interesting race, which is good for Formula 1. Scuderia Toro Rosso managed to score the best result since years with Max' fourth place in today's race. He drove fantastically and showed a really good performance, managing the tyres well and keeping everything under control. Unfortunately, with Carlos we had a technical failure from our side - because of a broken hose clip - otherwise he could've also finished in the points. We have now closed the gap to our direct competitors and I think we are still in a position to achieve our goal, which is to finish the season in fifth position in the Constructors' Championship. I'd like to congratulate Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel for today's fantastic win, as well as the Red Bull drivers, especially Daniil Kvyat, as a P2 is his best result in his F1 career so far. It was nice to see that the first four to cross the line are present and past Toro Rosso drivers."

Cedrik Staudohar (Renault Sport F1 track support leader): "Max had an absolutely brilliant race today! Everything went smoothly with the car as far as the Power Unit is concerned. It was a shame that he was handed a penalty towards the end of the race, but in the end it was a great result for him and the team. Unfortunately Carlos was forced to retire his car after a technical issue which resulted in a loss of boost pressure. Obviously we're delighted with Max's result, but it is bittersweet because Carlos was on track to score a lot of points as well. However, it's a great way to conclude this first part of the season."

1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 01:46.09.985
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull +5.748s
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +25.084s
4 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso +44.251s
5 Fernando Alonso McLaren +49.079s
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +52.025s
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus +58.578s
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes +58.876s
9 Jenson Button McLaren +67.028s
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +69.130s
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber +73.458  18s
12 Felipe Massa Williams +74.278s
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus +75.142
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams +80.228s
15 Roberto Merhi Manor +2 vueltas
16 Will Stevens Manor +2 vueltas
- Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso Retired
- Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Retired
- Sergio Pérez Force India Retired
- Nico Hülkenberg Force India Retired