Buemi glad to be back in the points
|By Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, October 18th 2009, 18:40 GMT|
Sebastien Buemi was glad to return to the point-scoring positions after finishing in seventh place at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Toro Rosso driver had not scored any points since the Chinese Grand Prix back in April, but put on a strong performance at Interlagos to finally return to the top eight.
"It was a very difficult race for me, as I had to push hard every lap, but in the end to come away with points for the first time since China is a good result, for me and for the team, who did a good job today," said Buemi.
"My start was difficult, as I was sandwiched between Kubica and Rosberg at the first corner, so they got past me, which was a shame.
"However, we did not have a particularly strong race pace, so we must look at the data to try and understand why. I have mixed feelings because after our performance on Friday I had hoped to finish in the top five, so although the points are nice, it's not as good as I expected.
"Now we can look forward to Abu Dhabi where we must try and build on this result and keep moving forward."
Team-mate Jaime Alguersuari finished in 14th position, but was nonetheless pleased with his effort.
"I am happy to have finished the race and I feel I am still making progress and learning every time I go out on track," he said. "My start was quite good and I managed to get past Kobayashi. But I was on the wrong side for the start and other cars began going past me as I was slow in a straight line.
"After that, I was stuck in traffic and from then on my race was always going to be tough. When I had a clear track I could be quicker and overall, I feel I have improved again this weekend."