Just as F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton feels that drivers need to face a stronger physical challenge while racing, Toro Rosso boss reckons that it is not possible to fully tire out today's drivers after a race.
In an article published by Autosport, Tost pointed out how experienced drivers are nowadays, even before they enter Formula 1, with plenty of guidance in terms of modern-day dieting, nutrition and physical preparation.
“Of course, you cannot compare this time with - let me say - 20 or 30 years ago when Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell or whoever collapsed after a race,” said he said.
“They never saw a fitness center from the inside and some of them were smoking as well and in former days, I remember that some cars did not finish the race and then they talked about gearbox problems. Hey, they were smoking beforehand and they were not fit enough to finish the race and then they put it in any gear so that the car stopped.”
“They were not fit enough. This is reality.”