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STR `not outperforming` RBR.

Franz Tost has played down talk that Toro Rosso is outperforming Red Bull's 'senior' Formula One team, despite the strong recent form displayed by the former Minardi team.

Toro Rosso has picked up nine points in the past two races and has seen both drivers make it through to the final phase of qualifying, while Red Bull Racing managed just a single point at Spa – and that was only secured when Timo Glock was given a penalty for overtaking under a yellow flag.

Indeed, that eighth place finish marked Red Bull's first point since the French Grand Prix back in June but despite Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel currently outscoring Mark Webber and David Coulthard on track, Tost said it was important to look at the bigger picture – which sees Red Bull ahead of Toro Rosso in the standings.

"Look at the championship position and Red Bull Racing are fifth on 25 points and we are seventh on 17, so let's keep everything in perspective," the Toro Rosso team principal said. "The situation can change very quickly in Formula 1, so we have to keep our feet on the ground.

"Although we are part of the same family, from 2pm on Sunday, we are racing against one another, with both teams striving to get the best possible result for Red Bull. As neither of us has won a grand prix yet, there is still a long way to go."


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rich ard

September 10, 2008 2:16 PM

realistic comments from tost, but he needs to liik at the time scale of the points. CURRENTLY str is outperorming rbr. so their progress has been faster and rbr has been going backwards. i wonder what the position would have been had rbr continued with ferrari engines.

backbeat - Unregistered

September 10, 2008 2:58 PM

RBR may have something to worry about come the end of the season, as rich ard says the STR is currently looking the faster of the two teams and theres only an 8 point difference between the two with 5 races to go. if RBR don't get back into gear STR may be able to overhaul or at least match their points tally.



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