The Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne has said that he is extremely happy to have achieved his best qualifying position since the season opener at the United States Grand Prix recently. The Toro Rosso driver secured 14th place in the qualifying session, which is a source of great relief to him. He has said that the team has been working a lot towards improving the qualification aspect of the car, and the 14th place qualification is a reward to their work. Jean-Eric Vergne has said that there is a remarkable difference within the car over the last few races, which have helped him to get the best out of the car.

His performance was also complemented by the comments of the chief engineer, Laurent Mekies. Sauber and Rosberg were the main competitors for Toro Rosso in this race, and Laurent Mekies said that he could not have been more satisfied with the qualifying session especially given the troubles Jean-Eric Vergne faced during the early part of the session. After coming into contact with another car, Jean-Eric Vergne have to spend a considerable amount of time in the pits. Vergne has also said that he is not too concerned about beating his teammate in the qualifying sessions.

“I think the team has worked well so far this weekend to produce a car that seems a bit more competitive than in the past few races. Maybe I could have got a bit more out of the car this afternoon, perhaps found a couple of tenths. I obviously lost some track time and without that, I might have had a better understanding of the tyres,” said Vergne after the impetus for qualifying performance in the United States Grand Prix that put him on the 14th position on the grid for the start of the race.