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Toro Rosso get geir fist ever pole with Seb Vettel at the Italian GP!!!:):):):P
Bourdais 4th aswell!
Ok, after al those people are those who killed the name Minardi in F1
Ok, ok, ok...
But seeing the Faenza people ruling in Italy almost made me wanna cry
and for once, forza Toro Rosso
I know it will be hard for the victory, but it would be great if they can get on podium.
For me Toro Rosso are not Minardi!
Come on Massa - make us proud tomorrow on the Cavallino!
Its still basically the same guys tho!
But I was really pleased to see them do so well.
In latter years it was always on the wet days that Minardi had a chance as it used to even out the lack of engine horsepower and put fate more into the hands of the drivers.
Torro Rosso are lucky enough to have the TOIT engine but congratulations to Vettel and Bordais and all the Folk at Faenza as it reminded me of old times. :)
"We [Minardi staff] never thought we were a bunch of idiots, we just needed the money and investment."
Congratulations to all.
Well done guys.
Brilliant drive Vettel!
We always knew the team could do it.
How this has anything to do with Minardi escapes me, but what's the point of starting to argue with anyone in here.
Bourdais was gutted last week, just imagine how he feels today. Should have been a 1-2...
Yes it's not Minardi, but congratulations to the staff that still work there.
By the way, Bourdais was so incredibly unlucky today (I hope it wasn't his own fault). I would have loved to see him on the podium as well.
While Toro Rosso doesn't mean much to me, what matters is the somewhat vindication of the Minardi staff.
Yes its a Red Bull chassis, money and big wigs, but to borrow a quote from Alonso post race:
"I am very happy because I know 90 percent of the people stayed the same," explained Alonso. "I know the mechanics, I know everyone there. I am happy for them."
The No.1 Red Bull team has more money, better facilities, more people with degrees in nuclear physics, but the fact is, Torro Rosso beating the No.1 team shows the worth of the staff that Minardi had.
As I said, its bitter sweet, as it shows what could of been.
[Edited on 14-9-08 by Clown]
Most of us were disappointed in the Toro Rosso complete make-over and loss of the Minardi name.
But listening to the commentaries and comments in the paddock, the Minardi name and spirit has lived on through TR.
Now that they have achieved what Minardi couldn't, to me it's time to give them credit. I see familiar faces and the friendly smiles and body language of the team is still there.
It's not Minardi, but it's the Minardi people.
Ascanelli just after the race: "There are people here that spent 20 years in Minardi. I'm glad for them more than for anybody else"
Well done to Vettel and to the ex Minardi guys.
But that's all.
I would have preferred seing Mazzacane or Yoong there! :-)
And just to show the spirit of Minardi still survives, Vettel was speaking to the team at the end of the race in ITALIAN!!!!!
Its important to remember that the run off areas are a safety feature, if we still had walls or gravel traps they would gain no advantage
Im so glad Hamilton didn't catch up and win. Lucky Webber wasn't punted by him 3/4 through the race. One of the only races Im glad the pole sitter lead for the whole race.
I think I heard the Minardi name mentioned more in last night's race, than in the last five years of the team's existance.
Re Hamilton, when he moved over on Webber, even Martin Brundle made mention of Lewis pushing the limits in attacking/defending his position.
meanwhile it looks like everyone is getting sick to death of lewis and his antics, banging everyone when they try to pass, he's as bad as DC!
as to whether Toro Rosso have become the 'third force' as alonso says, that maybe a different matter.