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Tost: 'More than happy if we finish the year fifth'

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Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost admits that he'll be more than happy if the Faenza-based outfit can sustain its fifth place in the Constructors' standings.

Formula 1 has seen a very tight battle in the mid-field battle this season, but slowly a semblance of order is emerging, with Force India leading the pack behind the out-of-reach trio of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

Toro Rosso is currently fifth behind the pink panther squad, but Tost believes it will be hard to chase down the Silverstone team.

"We’re now in fifth place in the championship, and very close with the others as well," said Tost.

"That means after each race it could change. But at least we have scored the points. I think we have a package which is quite competitive from the car side, and also from the engine side.

"The drivers are doing a good job, and also the team has made steps forward.

"Force India has scored many, many points, especially in Barcelona. They have a very strong package, I must say with Mercedes, they are very strong on the car side. They also made quite good steps forward.

"I do not want to become high-headed. I think the fifth place is realistic, and I’ll be more than happy at the end of the year when we score the fifth place. Then I’ll invite you for a dinner with a party!"


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