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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,

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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

With the end of the season in sight, you could forgive a midfield team like Toro Rosso for giving up on improving its current car and instead be focusing entirely on 2019. However, its STR13 has remained a sort of mobile laboratory as it, Honda and Red Bull have laid down the foundations for what they hope will be a good challenge in years to come. On the engine front, Honda has not ...

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Albon is second in Formula 2 at the moment and sits between two confirmed 2019 F1 drivers in the standings, behind George Russell (Williams) and ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren). The Anglo-Thai driver signed a three-year contract with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team in the summer, but has been targeted by Red Bull to partner Daniil Kvyat in its junior team in F1 next year. Red Bull is ...

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Kvyat has been re-signed by Red Bull to drive for its junior team next season, after being dropped in late 2017. The Russian will prepare for his third spell at Toro Rosso by driving for the team on day two of the Yas Marina test this month.  “Every mileage you can do in the car is good for him,” Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost told Motorsport.com. “[The intention is] to give some ...

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Kvyat returned to Toro Rosso after being dropped during the 2016 season to make way for Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing, but he left the Red Bull stable entirely before the end of 2017 as Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley were called up to complete the season. However, next year the Russian will fulfil the role of team leader for Toro Rosso, where he is expected to be partnered by F1 rookie ...

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Toro Rosso introduced a new front wing and floor, along with some minor bodywork tweaks, on Pierre Gasly’s car in the United States last weekend but opted not to persevere with it because of limited dry running.  The update is on Hartley’s car in Mexico, where Gasly has a grid penalty, and the New Zealander was extremely positive about its impact after lapping sixth-fastest in Friday ...

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Honda partnered with Toro Rosso for 2018 after splitting with McLaren and has made enough progress to convince Red Bull to use its engines next year. Red Bull reckons the latest Honda upgrade brought it at least level with Renault in the engine pecking order, although there have been some setbacks with the new specification. "They have so far done a fantastic job because they have improved ...

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Toro Rosso introduced the update last week in the United States, with Pierre Gasly running it in all three practice sessions. However, the team took it off ahead of qualifying because Friday's wet practice sessions made it tough to evaluate the upgraded parts and only having dry running in FP3 proved inconclusive. Hartley said: "Definitely there's a lot for the engineers to look at ...

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While Gasly has been promoted to Red Bull’s senior team for next season, Hartley is at risk of being forced out of F1.  The New Zealander has repeatedly said he has a contract for next season but his team has already re-signed Daniil Kvyat for 2019 and is negotiating with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team to release Alexander Albon to take the other Toro Rosso seat.  Hartley started last ...

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Nissan had signed 2018 Formula 2 title contender Albon, who races for e.dams' DAMS arm in the F1 support series, to a three-year FE contract in July, placing him alongside Sebastien Buemi for the 2018/19 season. But it emerged at the start of FE's pre-season test at Valencia that Albon was closing on a Toro Rosso seat and he did not drive in Spain, costing Nissan two days of running before ...

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Toro Rosso introduced a new front wing as part of an upgraded aero package that also included a revised floor.  However, with Friday’s running limited and taking place in wet conditions – and the team having just the one package in the US – Gasly used the old spec in qualifying and will need to keep that for Sunday’s race.  He explained: “In the end we took it off after FP3, so I ...

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The Red Bull junior team has a new front wing and revised floor, plus other small bodywork changes, after a long development process to rectify issues that arose when it tried to introduce its last upgrade in June. It had targeted this weekend's US GP to introduce the latest package but only has one available, with Gasly due to run it in practice. Teammate Brendon Hartley will not have the ...

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As F1 owners Liberty Media continue to look at ways of improving the appearance of grand prix cars from 2021, Tost thinks that making the designs much simpler would be a positive move. The current generation of cars feature hugely intricate bargeboards, as F1's 2017 aero revamp allowed huge bodywork freedom in the area in front of the sidepods. Tost is adamant that if F1 is serious about ...

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However, the Anglo-Thai racer first has to get out of his existing deal to contest the 2018-19 Formula E season with Nissan. It’s understood that Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko is negotiating with Nissan for the release of the 22-year-old, and that it will become clear in the next few days whether he has been successful. Nissan is understood to be extremely frustrated with ...

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Gelael has been affiliated with Toro Rosso since 2017 and participated in four FP1 sessions through the latter stages of the campaign. Gelael carried out four days of running across in-season testing in Spain and Hungary this year and he will climb back into the STR13 on Friday at the Circuit of the Americas. "I am super happy and excited to get things rolling again," said Gelael, currently ...

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F1, which firmed up a 21-race schedule for 2019 on Thursday, is considering new races in Miami and Vietnam going forward, despite concerns over the size of the calendar. Earlier this season Renault F1 chief Cyril Abiteboul told Motorsport.com he thought the schedule had expanded too much and needed an aggressive cut, possibly to as few as 15 or 16 races. Asked by Motorsport.com about that ...

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Honda is expecting its third-specification engine will be able to complete a full weekend for the first time after introducing it last weekend in Russian GP practice. Toro Rosso has reported a significant step in performance with the upgrade and Pierre Gasly was 11th-fastest in FP1 at Suzuka, having matched the 10th-placed Sauber of Marcus Ericsson to the thousandth. Tost said: “With the ... ...

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Honda trialled its new-spec engine in Friday practice for last week’s Russian Grand Prix but reverted to an older spec for the weekend after noting some “unsuitable behaviour” on-track. It tested the upgrade this week on the dyno and has confirmed it will be in the car for Friday’s running. Gasly said: “Clearly I think it is a gain of performance. As I said in Sochi we don't knew ... ...

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The two Toro Rosso drivers qualified near the rear of the field after grid penalties, and reverted to an older spec engine ahead of Saturday. Both drivers lasted just four laps in the race before the pair spun out and returned to the garage in retirement. Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says the incident was related to a piston as the brakes reached hot temperatures. "It was a ... ...

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On Saturday, Daniil Kvyat was officially announced as Pierre Gasly's replacement at Toro Rosso, leaving the seat currently occupied by Brendon Hartley yet to be confirmed. Wehrlein has ensured that he is a possible option for Toro Rosso by cutting his ties with Mercedes and making himself a free agent. He is understood to have met Marko in Graz last week. Marko admitted that Wehrlein's ... ...

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The Japanese manufacturer introduced the update at the Sochi event to prepare the new engine ahead of Honda’s home grand prix next week. It was lauded by Toro Rosso after Friday practice but it was then decided to go back to the old spec. This is because Honda believes there is more calibration work to do and the engine can be better matched to the chassis. The manufacturer insists the ... ...

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As reported by Motorsport.com, Kvyat had emerged as a surprise favourite to land a drive at the team that dropped him late last year.  This will be Kvyat’s third spell at Toro Rosso, the Russian having raced for the team in 2014 and then again from early-2016 after being demoted from the senior Red Bull team.  He was dropped from Red Bull after the 2017 United States Grand Prix and ... ...

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Honda has introduced an upgrade for the race at Sochi and while little information has been disclosed, it is known to be mainly around the internal combustion engine again. Hartley’s teammate Pierre Gasly set the eighth-fastest time in free practice at a track where Honda has struggled in recent years. “We definitely had a step in performance and it was a really, really promising day ... ...

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Both Red Bull Racing and both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers were already known to be taking new elements, with the Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen  moving back to Renault's Spec B. The five drivers will line up in the order that the new elements were first used on track, something that triggered a rush to the end of the pitlane at the start of FP1 today. The race was won by Lando Norris ... ...

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The Japanese car manufacturer has been working on new developments for several months, and had been weighing where best to introduce them as an early test of its 2019 project. Eager for a good showing at its home race at Suzuka next weekend, Honda confirmed on Thursday that it has elected to bring the new power units for Sochi so it would take penalties here. A tweet from Honda confirmed ... ...

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The Red Bull-backed team has slipped down the competitive order as it has not introduced major updates since the Austrian Grand Prix, where its new front wing failed to perform as expected. Toro Rosso ditched the front wing as a result but it has been overtaken in F1's ultra-tight midfield battle and failed to trouble the points finishers in the last race in Singapore, which was viewed as one ... ...

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