JEV only 19th on the grid
Qualified in Q2, Jean-Eric Vergne was supposed to start from the 16th place on the starting grid of the Japanese Grand Prix. However, the Toro Rosso driver has been handed a three-place grid penalty following his incident with Bruno Senna in Q1. Tommorow, he will start from the 19th place.
“I’m not so happy with today’s qualifying as we have struggled to find the right balance on our car all weekend” said the Frenchman. “For qualifying, maybe we went too far the other way in terms of set-up and when the balance is not right, you lose a lot of time in the high speed corners. But hopefully the race will be better tomorrow; it usually is.”
“As for the incident with Senna, I was catching Glock on my flying lap and I had to slow because of that. I saw Bruno was coming very quickly and unfortunately he caught me at the chicane where there is not much room. But I knew I had to let him past and moved as much to the outside as I could, even though I knew I would not be in the best position to come out of the corner. After that, he slowed a lot and I had to pass him again on the straight, otherwise I would not have set a proper time.”