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about Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso, commonly known as Toro Rosso or by its abbreviation STR, is an Italian Formula One racing team. It is one of two F1 teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing. Toro Rosso functions as a junior team to Red Bull Racing, with the aim of developing the skills of promising drivers for the senior team. Since 2010, the team has competed entirely independently of their sister team.

The team made its racing debut in the 2006 season, after Paul Stoddart sold his remaining interest in the Minardi team at the end of 2005 to Red Bull's owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, who subsequently struck a 50/50 joint-ownership deal with former F1 driver, Gerhard Berger, before the start of the season. In late November 2008, Red Bull regained total ownership of Toro Rosso after buying back Berger's share of the team.

From 2007 to 2013, Toro Rosso used Ferrari V8 engines, taking over the contract that their senior team broke from at the end of 2006 to switch engine builders to Renault. For 2014, Toro Rosso switched to Renault engines as well, but in 2016 returned to using Ferrari power. However, they switched back to Renault in 2017 (albeit under 'Toro Rosso' branding). The team principal is Franz Tost, formerly of BMW's motor sport division.

Vitantonio Liuzzi scored the team's first point in its first season at the 2006 United States Grand Prix. The team's first and only pole position, podium and victory were scored by Sebastian Vettel at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.

The team's set 2008 driver lineup was Sebastian Vettel, third driver for BMW Sauber in 2006 before switching to a race seat at Toro Rosso midway through the 2007 season, and Sébastien Bourdais, the four-time winner of the Champ Car World Series. For the 2009 season, Sébastien Buemi took Vettel's seat when he moved to the Red Bull team, while Bourdais was dropped after the German Grand Prix, following a series of poor performances that had only scored him two points. Jaime Alguersuari took over Bourdais' seat at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and kept the seat for the remaining part of the year. Both Alguersuari and Buemi raced for the team for all of the 2010 and 2011 seasons. It was announced on 14 December 2011, that Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne would be the team's drivers for the 2012 season. At the 2013 Italian Grand Prix it was announced that Daniel Ricciardo had been chosen to succeed Mark Webber at Red Bull Racing. For 2014, Toro Rosso retained Jean-Éric Vergne and signed newcomer Daniil Kvyat. Kvyat spent one season with Toro Rosso before being promoted to Red Bull, and the team elected to overhaul their lineup by signing Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen, who in 2015 became the youngest driver in Formula One history at just 17 years old.


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seasons

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,

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wins

# event driver
1 2008 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Sebastian Vettel

pole positions

# event driver
1 2008 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Sebastian Vettel

drivers who drove for Toro Rosso

# driver
1 Vitantonio Liuzzi LIU
2 Scott Speed SPE
3 Sebastian Vettel VET
4 Sébastien Bourdais BOU
5 Sébastien Buemi BUE
6 Jaime Alguersuari ALG
7 Daniel Ricciardo RIC
8 Jean-Éric Vergne VER
9 Daniil Kvyat KVY
10 Carlos Sainz SAI
11 Max Verstappen VER
12 Pierre Gasly GAS
13 Brendon Hartley HAR
14 Alexander Albon ALB

Toro Rosso news

Pierre Gasly's shock podium finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix has helped Toro Rosso to close to within eight points of Renault in the team standings with one race left to go.<br>And while it means Renault will face some added stress at the end of the campaign not to lose the spot and drop to sixth in the table, Ricciardo thinks it is ultimately a good thing that his team has something to fight ...

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Gasly was promoted to the senior Red Bull team for 2019 to replace Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo alongside Max Verstappen, but struggled to adapt to this new environment.<br>Red Bull dropped him to Toro Rosso for the Belgian Grand Prix onwards, swapping him with F1 rookie Alex Albon, and Gasly has been confirmed at the junior team for 2020 as Albon has been picked for a full-season Red Bull drive ...

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Albon, who has made F1 debut this season after graduating from Formula 2, was promoted from Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso to its main F1 outfit ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.<br>The Anglo-Thai racer replaced Pierre Gasly, who had been struggling as Verstappen's teammate in the early stages of the season, and has now successfully convinced the energy drink to make the switch permanent for ...

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Red Bull’s junior team has been on the grid since 2006, when the energy drinks company purchased backmarker Minardi so it had somewhere to place its best junior drivers.<br>Last month it emerged that Red Bull wanted to rebrand the team, which has raced under its current name – an Italian translation of Red Bull – for 15 seasons.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>The confusing history of F1 team name ...

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Reigning SUPER GT and Super Formula champion Yamamoto, a Honda-backed driver, stepped into Gasly’s car for FP1 at Suzuka.<br>Yamamoto lapped 17th-fastest, 3.2s off the pace and one tenth slower than Kvyat albeit on a different programme, and was the busiest driver in the session as he racked up 30 laps.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com to assess Yamamoto’s performance, Kvyat said: “I think he did ...

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Yamamoto will replace Pierre Gasly in FP1 at Suzuka this Friday, fulfilling Honda’s desire for a local driver to take part in the event the company supports financially.<br>The Honda-backed driver is fighting for a second Super Formula title in a row and will return to Suzuka at the end of October for the final round of Japan’s premier single-seater series.<br>Yamamoto has driven Toro ...

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Red Bull’s junior team has been on the grid since 2006, after the energy drinks company bought and rebranded Minardi. <br>It has raced as Scuderia Toro Rosso every year since then, using an Italian translation of Red Bull as its name to honour the new team’s Italian predecessor and headquarters.<br>Red Bull has used Toro Rosso to give its proteges race experience in F1, with the likes of ...

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Gasly has admitted that it was taking him time to adjust to a different car after making the switch before the Belgian GP, where he nevertheless scored points first time out with ninth.<br>In Singapore, the Frenchman had a strong weekend, finishing eighth having run in second place behind Antonio Giovinazzi for several laps after the leading group pitted.<br>"I didn't really manage to drive the ...

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The Russian charged from the back of the grid to finish seventh at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend with a performance that he said had lifted his confidence.<br>But he is well aware that the outfit's hopes of staying ahead of Renault, which is only eight points behind, will rest on it being able to start further up the grid.<br>"We know [cooler] conditions helped us a little bit, but we cannot ...

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Toro Rosso adopted Honda engines last year after the Japanese company split with McLaren, as Red Bull used its junior team to evaluate a potential Honda partnership for itself. <br>Honda’s progress with Toro Rosso convinced Red Bull to strike a deal for 2019, and after that was done Toro Rosso was willing to take the hit of more grid drops to encourage Honda to push on with development.<br>Red ...

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The defending Super Formula champion and current standings leader is eligible for a superlicence. His 2018 title triumph came alongside winning Japan's Super GT championship and follows his first Super Formula crown in 2013.<br>Though he turned 31 this month and has never raced outside of Asia, both of which are obstacles to a late move to F1 full-time, Honda is keen to place him in a car for a ...

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Albon made Q3 and qualified 10th, and eventually finished eighth, right behind his own teammate Daniil Kvyat.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Toro Rosso not getting results it deserves - Albon<br><br><br>Both drivers beat the team's previous season best of ninth, and it was also the first time this year that both made the points.<br>The result allowed Toro Rosso to overtake both Renault and Alfa Romeo in ...

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Although the Faenza-based team had looked strong throughout practice and qualifying in Azerbaijan, Albon and teammate Daniil Kvyat were unable to turn their best grid slots of the year into points.<br>Albon lost ground after a lengthy first stint and finished 11th, while Kvyat suffered a slump of pace in the opening laps before a recovery was cut short when he was hit by Daniel Ricciardo in a ...

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The Russian and his teammate Alex Albon had impressed with their speed for much of the Baku weekend, with both drivers delivering their best grid positions of the season so far.<br>But despite starting a hugely encouraging sixth, Kvyat struggled for pace in the race and slid down the order before the bizarre escape road collision with Daniel Ricciardo put him out.<br>Kvyat said there were no ...

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The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, and the two Toro Rossos, will have use of a new combustion engine in Baku. Honda has described the main benefits of the upgraded V6 as “improved durability, life and better reliability” and “a slight improvement in performance”. <br>Toro Rosso drivers Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon had only just moved on to their second engines of the ...

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The highly-rated Briton was given his first taste of a current-spec Formula One car during the in-season test in Bahrain when he drove the Red Bull RB15, completing a hefty 134 laps.<br>Unless the Red Bull academy bring in other drivers mid-season, Ticktum is currently the only upcoming Red Bull junior candidate close to a Formula One seat, with all other drivers too inexperienced for ...

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Albon, who had not driven an F1 car until last month’s shakedown, qualified 13th in Melbourne, ahead of experienced teammate Daniel Kvyat.<br>He finished 14th in the race, having suffered from brake overheating issues early on.<br>Although he was well outside the points, the team was pleased with how he tackled his first weekend.<br>“He did a really solid job,” Egginton told Motorsport.com ...

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The team enters its second season with Honda power in 2019 and, with sister outfit Red Bull also running the Japanese engines, it means they will share the same gearbox and rear suspension.<br>A late switch from Renault to Honda engines at the end of 2017 meant the 2018 Toro Rosso was not as optimised as it could have been with more time available.<br>"Our chassis this year is probably the most ...

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Albon has graduated from Formula 2 and will make his F1 debut in the Australian Grand Prix season opener.<br>He had not driven an F1 car before Toro Rosso's shakedown, which gave him a handful of laps in the STR14 prior to having four days in the car across two weeks of testing at Barcelona.<br>Asked where he felt the Toro Rosso is strongest, Albon said: "We're just happy with the car, there's no ...

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While Toro Rosso is used to dealing with rookies, Albon hadn’t driven an F1 car at all until the team’s filming day at Misano, just before the Barcelona test.<br>After a frustrating off on his outlap in Barcelona – something that even experienced drivers suffered as they had their first outings with Pirelli’s lower rear tyre blanket temperatures – the Thai driver finished Tuesday in ...

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Honda’s first week supplying two teams in the V6 turbo-hybrid era was very productive, as its new team Red Bull and 2018 partner Toro Rosso logged almost 1,000 laps between them.<br>Answering a suggestion there has been a vibration with Honda’s 2019 engine, Egginton said: “The engine programme has been fantastic.<br>“Honda have been working along on the background doing their thing. It’s ...

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Key will officially leave Toro Rosso on March 23 and begin working for McLaren from March 25, with the transition happening between the Australian and Bahrain Grands Prix.<br>Toro Rosso will promote current deputy technical director Jody Egginton to the technical director role in Key's place.<br>McLaren's hiring of Key last summer prompted a long dispute between the team and Toro Rosso's parent ...

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Albon went fastest half an hour before the lunch break, using the softest compound C5 tyres just as teammate Daniil Kvyat did to go fastest on Wednesday afternoon.<br>That moved him ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who went fastest initially using the C4 compound, before setting an even quicker time using the C5s just after midday.<br>Before Ricciardo went top, Lewis Hamilton was the pacesetter as ...

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The Red Bull junior team revealed its STR14 in an online launch on Monday.<br>It has followed that two days later with a shakedown at Misano, where Albon and his teammate Daniil Kvyat have been driving.<br>As Albon has never driven an F1 car before, the shakedown will provide a valuable early opportunity for the rookie to acclimatise himself with the Toro Rosso and its controls ahead of ...

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The decision made by Red Bull to switch from Renault to Honda means the Japanese manufacturer is responsible for two teams for the first time in the V6 turbo-hybrid era.<br>While exact figures are unknown as Honda does not disclose its staffing figures, it has had to increase F1 personnel on the ground to supply engineers and mechanics to the two teams.<br>Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu ...

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