The Bicester-based Toro Rosso team endured a frustrating weekend at the German Grand Prix, round 10 of the 2014 F1 World Championship.
Young rookie Daniil Kvyat again impressed in qualifying to line-up eighth, but his race ended in spectacular fashion when the ignition of his Renault engine failed and caused the car to burst into flames.
The 20-year-old Russian said afterwards: “This was not the type of exit I wanted to make from a Grand Prix. It looked pretty impressive but it now means that we have much to do before the race in Hungary. I have a great team and I am sure we will be able to perform well around the Hungaroring.”
Kvyat’s team-mate, Jean-Eric Vergne, finished 13 and he added: “The weekend started quite well but for me the performance of the car was not good enough to be able to finish in the points. We have work to do to be competitive at the Hungaroring.”