Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

“Significant improvement” needed at Toro Rosso

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Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Buddh International Circuit, 2012In the round-up: Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says junior squad Toro Rosso must perform better next year.

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“Toro Rosso is still our rookie team and its goals differ from those of Red Bull Racing. But that?s not to say we?re happy with the development of the car. Significant improvements need to be found and are being called for.”

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@Prisoner-Monkeys was surprised to see the Circuit of the Americas passed over for the Formula One promotional trophy in favour of last year’s winners India:

For the past four years, the promoter?s trophy has been awarded to the event that joined the calendar that year. In 2008, Singapore won it. In 2009, it was Abu Dhabi. South Korea won in 2010, and India in 2011. In light of this trend, I thought that Austin would have won it, especially considering that they were actually able to have the circuit ready before the deadline of ninety days before the race ?ǣ unlike Korea and India ?ǣ and the way the event was a runaway success.

It?s strange, then, that India would win it again. I suppose politics played its part again ?ǣ I have a difficult time accepting the idea that Austin fell out of favour because of the stop-work order and legal wrangling over the rights to the race ?ǣ with the sport trying to tie itself further into India.
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