Cape Town - Franz Tost says he "had to say something" in
Brazil after Renault put the blame on Toro Rosso's engine failures on the F1
Renault's F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul stated Toro
Rosso's spate of engine issue was because of the way in which they ran the
Toro Rosso hit back a day later saying one must not forget
just who Renault are battling in the championship.
With their integrity called into question, Renault
reportedly threatened to withhold engine while Tost was adamant that he would
The Renault threat never came to fruition, and in fact the
entire matter seems to have died down quietly.
Tost, though, says he still doesn't regret his team's
"I had the feeling that I had to say something,"
he told Motorsport.com.
"You know, that if the team is being criticised, and we
feel this is not 100 percent correct, then we have to give a statement. And
this is what we did.
"Whether it's done correctly or not is another
question. We just clarified our point of view."
Asked if the matter was now over, he said: "I think so,
I didn't hear anything anymore, so that's it."