Q. (Matt Coch - pitpass.com) In terms of younger drivers coming up, how actively do you look at the supporting categories and the feeder series and how much interest do you take and how active a part do you play?
FT: From my side, I only look at Formula 3 races, Formula Renault races, the two liter and 3.5 liter, GP3 and GP2 of course and to get an overview of skilled drivers, because, as you know, Toro Rosso is a team which is responsible to Red Bull to provide good, young, skilled drivers.
NH: Well, I'm looking at it, traditionally, as much as I have time. I'm following it as well as I can, if I'm not busy.
PS: With Esteban Gutierriez we have a test and spare driver in the GP2 series, but for us, it is not possible to support some drivers and some teams in this series.
MS: As a team we are obviously involved in the formulae and look closely at potential young drivers. As an individual, I have limited time to do that.
JB: Yes, we are actively involved in GP3 and GP2 and in fact we gave our GP2 drivers a run out at Silverstone last week in the young drivers' test, so we watch all categories but particularly GP2 and GP3.
Q. (Gary Meenaghan - The National) Following on from the young driver testing, I was wondering if the other four guys could talk about where they're planning their young driver test this year. I understand Mercedes is considering running in France. Is that correct?
NH: No. It's probably not finally decided.
PS: We will test in Abu Dhabi, I think so. I hope we can do the test there with three different drivers and with Esteban Gutierrez of course.
FT: As it looks now, we will also drive in Abu Dhabi, but it's not 100 percent decided with which drivers we are running there.
JB: We had a look at the calendar at the end of the year and Abu Dhabi would have meant that the mechanics were working or traveling for five consecutive weeks and five weeks away from home. We didn't feel that we had the necessary manpower or human resource or parts for the car to conduct that kind of the test, so we opted to use Silverstone last week.
MS: We plan to be in Abu Dhabi.
Q. (Edd Straw - Autosport) Franz, this season has been a little bit disappointing for Toro Rosso. Could you just give an overview of what you think has gone wrong with the team, and where you can maybe improve to get the kind of results that you would expect?
FT: The season's not over yet. So far we started the season quite well. We scored points at the beginning and then we struggled a little bit. For example, in Monaco, Jean-Eric Vergne was in seventh place ten laps from the end but then it started to rain a little bit and di Resta and some others passed him. In Valencia, Daniel had a good chance to score points but then he had a crash with Petrov. I think that we will come up with some new upgrades for the next races and I hope that it's wet tomorrow here and on Sunday because it looks as if the car and the drivers together are quite competitive in the wet. And I'm quite positive and optimistic for the second half of the season.
Q. (Stefan Skolik - Mannheimer Morgen) Can you comment on Michael's accident at the end of practice, Mr. Haug?
NH: He just lost it. He was on the radio and he said "not fully concentrated." Things like that just happen, it's not an ideal situation but we can recover, I'm sure.
Q. (Vanessa Ruiz - ESPN Radio) Norbert and Peter mainly; we're now reaching the middle of the season; how do you see the development? Do you believe that we already have the top three teams in a situation where it will be difficult for the others to catch up? Or do you understand that it's still open as many people say, in terms of winning races?
PS: I think it's still open. It's not so easy for us. Maybe it's easier for Norbert, I don't know.
NH: I think it's still open, and if you look, there were possibilities. I think Peter can tell some stories and has some memories of that. I have some where we didn't score the points which were possible. Probably other people as well. But I would not say that there is a big gap at the moment. You really need to get your act together, get the setup right and then, as I said before, we can have quite a few cars that are very competitive and I can see the situation not changing in the short term.
Q. (Dieter Rencken - The Citizen) Talking about the young driver test – and here I'm talking generally, not a specific, this year situation – but if we have a look at some teams testing at Silverstone, some at Abu Dhabi, I believe that some are going to Magny Cours after Monza, others are looking at Jerez in early December; is it impossible for 12 teams to actually agree on three days out of 365 to go testing?
FT: We were discussing this for a long time and as John just mentioned before, one of the main arguments against Abu Dhabi for some teams was that the mechanics would have been out for five weeks and then we decided, OK, to split the test with Silverstone, because teams which are situated in England wanted to do the test at Silverstone and OK, now a third race track, Magny Cours, has come into the plan and normally we should say OK, let's do the test altogether, three days at the end of the season, but you know we are in a democratic world and therefore it was decided to split it.