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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,

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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

Toro Rosso news

The STR13, which was set to be revealed to the public next Monday ahead of the start of testing, made its track debut at a wet Misano circuit in the hands of Brendon Hartley.After images of the car were leaked online, Toro Rosso shared the first official photo of the new single-seater on Twitter on Wednesday. ...

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In a video released on Twitter, the 2018 Toro Rosso chassis is shown in production and then being assembled, with drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly having their seat fittings.It ends with audio of Honda’s latest RA618H power unit being fired up. ...

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In a video released on Twitter, the 2018 Toro Rosso chassis is shown in production and then being assembled, with drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly having their seat fittings.It ends with audio of Honda’s latest RA618H power unit being fired up, with an image of last year's engine. Sauber ...

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The Italian outfit had originally been expected to reveal the STR13 on the evening before testing began, but in a tweet on Tuesday it said the covers will come off the car on February 26 instead. ...

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Teams are allowed to conduct two promotional events each season but no test may exceed 100km in length.The regulations also insist only promotional tyres provided by Pirelli may be used.The test will allow Toro Rosso a chance to shake down its new car, which will run Honda engines for the first time, before pre-season testing.It will take place four days before it plans to formerly ...

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The Woking-based outfit has big ambitions for the year ahead following its change of engine supplier, having overcome some packaging headaches to fit the new power unit in its chassis.Read Also:F1 2018: Launch dates, calendar, line-ups and testing scheduleThe car will be presented the day after Ferrari unveils its new 2018 car.No location has been revealed for ...

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Gilhome joined the Faenza-based outfit in July 2013, having previously also worked as principal aerodynamicist at Mercedes and group leader of aerodynamics at BMW Sauber.The Australian worked closely with technical director James Key in developing the team's recent contenders, and had been focused for several months on the Honda-powered STR13.The reasons for his departure have not ...

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If you were technical director at Toro Rosso, what would you be expecting from Honda this season and how would you go about establishing the kind of working relationship you keep saying was missing with McLaren?David Bates, via emailAs far as I'm aware, Honda intends to develop the package with which it finished 2017. This is a positive step, because Honda understands which direction ...

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In 2018 drivers will only be allowed three combustion engines, turbos, and MGU-Hs, and only two MGU-Ks, control electronics and energy stores for the 21 races.Tost says he's only thinking about the positives in the new relationship."First of all we must see next year's engine tested, and then we can think about possible penalties," he told Motorsport.com. "But it's far too early ...

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At different points in the season, various Red Bull officials would openly express a preference for keeping the Toro Rosso line-up unchanged for next year.That made it all the more surprising – and quintessentially 'Formula 1' – when both Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat instead departed the Italian team midway through 2017.They had made for a handy midfield line-up – two drivers of ...

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The Faenza-based squad will use the Japanese power units from next year after having used the Renault engines during 2017.The different locations of the turbo compressors meant that fitting the Honda is not a straightforward swap into a car that was originally being designed around the French engine.McLaren, which will switch from Honda to Renault engines, faces the same challenge in ...

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McLaren and Honda agreed to end their relationship after three challenging seasons, with McLaren switching to Renault and Honda signing a three-year deal with Toro Rosso.“We’ve been the ones making the majority of requests [of Toro Rosso] so far,” said Honda F1 project leader Yusuke Hasegawa in an interview on the Japanese manufacturer’s official website.“But it’s fair to say this ...

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Toro Rosso is four and six points ahead of Renault and Haas respectively in the teams' standings heading into the season finale at the Yas Marina circuit, and dropping down the order would cost the Italian outfit millions in revenue.Gasly led the way for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi qualifying but only managed 17th at a track where he's excelled in his junior career - whereas Renault's ...

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The team has ended the year with Hartley and Gasly as its drivers after starting the season with Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat, with the Spaniard switching to Renault early and the Russian being dropped.While Gasly was the latest driver to emerge from Red Bull's junior programme, World Endurance champion Hartley has enjoyed a reunion with the energy drinks firm's F1 programme after ...

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In Brazil, Cyril Abiteboul told Motorsport.com that there were "never coincidences in this sport" and Toro Rosso subsequently issued a statement denying that it was at fault.It suggested that Renault's own pursuit of sixth place in the constructors' championship – currently held by the Faenza team – had played a role in recent events.That statement in turn infuriated Renault, and ...

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Frenchman Gasly joined the Faenza-based squad for the Malaysian Grand Prix, replacing Daniil Kvyat, while New Zealander Hartley made his grand prix debut with the team in Austin.While it has been clear for some time that Toro Rosso will retain its current driver pairing following the departure of Carlos Sainz to Renault and the ejection of Kvyat from the Red Bull programme, Gasly and ...

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McLaren driver Alonso spent a big part of the race behind the Mercedes-powered Williams of Felipe Massa but, despite appearing faster on the corners, the Spaniard was unable to pass the Brazilian on the straights due to his lack of top speed.Alonso reckons his rivals were around 50km/h quicker when running behind him with DRS enabled.The two-time champion labeled Honda's lack of ...

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Toro Rosso has suffered a series of failures in recent races, with Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley taking grid penalties for this weekend’s race in Brazil.Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul told Motorsport.com on Friday that "we do have a little bit of a concern about the way that our engine is operated in the Toro Rosso car", before adding there are "never coincidences in this ...

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The Italian team has suffered a string of failures in recent races, with both Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley taking grid penalties for Brazil and then hitting further problems right at the start of FP1.Speaking to Motorsport.com on Thursday, Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul said "we do have a little bit of a concern about the way that our engine is operated in the Toro Rosso ...

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Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley both started the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend with 10 places of grid penalties after taking new MGU-Hs, the eighth of the season for their respective cars.However, Gasly's component failed after just one flying lap, while Hartley stopped on the circuit with a turbo shaft failure on the out-lap of his first proper run.Gasly is now set to lose a further ...

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With it now confirmed that Daniil Kvyat has been dropped by Red Bull, Tost says his mind is set on keeping his current drivers into 2018.Asked about the reasons for running the current line-up, Tost said: “Because both are Red Bull drivers, both are highly skilled drivers."We want to test them for the rest of the season as there is a high possibility this will be the driver line-up ...

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In Austin, Toro Rosso drafted in Porsche World Endurance Championship driver Hartley to replace Gasly so the Frenchman could try to win the Super Formula title in Japan.Meanwhile, Daniil Kvyat returned to the line-up after an absence of two race weekends in place of Renault-bound Carlos Sainz.The team then announced Hartley would keep his seat for Mexico, with Gasly returning in ...

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Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are all Red Bull proteges, their careers sponsored by the Austrian brand from a very young age.However, not many drivers from the Red Bull's programme made it as far as F1. And with little financial backing from other sources, they were forced to look out for alternative careers in other forms of motorsport. We've compiled a list ...

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The New Zealander will be partnered by Pierre Gasly, who returns to Toro Rosso following his two outings with the team earlier this year.Hartley finished his debut grand prix in Austin in 13th, in what was his first single-seater race since 2012, while Kvyat finished 10th - only his third points finish of the season.In a one-line statement released on Monday, Toro Rosso said its ...

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