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Tost quiet on Ascanelli rumours

Franz Tost refuses to comment on the future of Toro Rosso technical director Giorgio Ascanelli
Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has refused to comment on rumours that technical director Giorgio Ascanelli has left his role with the team.

Ascanelli isn't present for the German Grand Prix this weekend at Hockenheim, with the team insisting he is away on holiday, although reports have suggested that Ascanelli has instead taken the decision to leave the team after disagreements over the ongoing development of the current Toro Rosso car.

“I can only tell you that Giorgio Ascanelli is on holiday and there's confidentiality between the two parties,” Tost replied when asked to confirm the status of Ascanelli within the team. “That's all that I can say to this.”

Pushed further on the matter when the question was raised of whether allowing the technical director to be away on a race weekend, Tost refused to comment any further.

“Sorry,” he said. “I've said everything.”

Toro Rosso has scored just six points this season, all of which came in the opening two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia.



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Olek135i - Unregistered

July 20, 2012 8:13 PM

Tost is a tool who has no business being in this sport and has done nothing to justify staying hwere he is. He is only there thanks to his nationality. If it were not for Ralf Schumacher he would never have made it into F1 and his only saving grace has been sebastian vettel being on the toro rosso team. Again he has done nothing for these two drivers as both of their respective talents were already apparent to many. Toro Rosso will go nowhere under his leadership.

rjbetty - Unregistered

July 21, 2012 1:01 AM

Ouch! This looks like a bad move. It looks to me like Toro Rosso were getting by far the better end of the deal. I don't really understand why teams do this - get rid of one of their star assets that they NEED so much. It must be purely a personal pride and ego thing (there's plenty of that in F1)...



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