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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

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Todt’s All Road Management company also looks after Charles Leclerc, who was recently confirmed as a works Ferrari driver. “I have managed Daniil’s racing career for the last few months,” Todt told Motorsport.com. “I’m very keen to help a talent like him, who in my opinion has unfinished business in F1.” Kvyat left the Red Bull camp after last year’s United States Grand Prix ... ...

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Horner says that Ocon would not be considered by Red Bull for a Toro Rosso seat while he is contracted to a main rival, despite the lack of qualified young drivers within the drinks company’s own junior programme. Both McLaren boss Zak Brown and Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul have expressed similar sentiments about Ocon, who will be without a drive when Lance Stroll joins Force India. With ... ...

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Like sister team Red Bull, Toro Rosso has been well aware that the power deficit it suffers means it has to do all it can with its wings to try to help boost its straightline speed performance. While it did not go as aggressive as Red Bull in terms of the levels of downforce it ran at Monza, the team again opted for a unique DRS design element that has played a key part in helping keep it in ... ...

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Following the announcement that the Belgian will make way for Lando Norris in the McLaren line-up next year, Vandoorne is a free agent – but his options of staying in grand prix racing appear limited. Brown believes Vandoorne would be a natural fit at Toro Rosso, which will lose its top performer Pierre Gasly to the main Red Bull team and is not committed to retaining Brendon Hartley. The ... ...

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Pierre Gasly move to Red Bull Racing in place of Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley’s uncertain long-term future mean that Toro Rosso will have at least one vacancy next season. Facing a lack of qualified candidates in its own junior programme, Red Bull has been considering a number of other options, including McLaren’s Lando Norris. One of the problems it faces is that ... ...

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Kvyat was picked up by Ferrari to work as a development driver after losing Red Bull's support late last year. Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene is understood to have met with his Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner and Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend about the prospect of the 24-year-old rejoining Toro Rosso next year. It would mark ... ...

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Albon was dropped by Red Bull (2012) and by the Gravity management stable linked to Lotus a year later, but with Toro Rosso scrabbling for credible options to replace an unconvincing Brendon Hartley and a seemingly Red Bull-bound Pierre Gasly, Albon has sensed an opportunity. Marko – head of Red Bull's driver development programme – does not usually resign drivers after they have been ... ...

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The team introduced several aero updates during the Austrian and British Grand Prix weekends, including a new front wing design. However, the team has struggled to extract the performance from the new parts it had hoped, and the front wing was dropped for the races in Germany and Hungary. Tost admitted he "expected more" from it and is concerned a failure to make gains with the updates could ... ...

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Red Bull motorsports chief Helmut Marko indicated his frustration that negotiations between Toro Rosso and McLaren over Key's release had been trumped by public confirmation from the British squad of his hiring.Marko said that the Englishman would now not be available for a "very long time."He is understood to have a contract that runs to 2020.Despite ...

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McLaren announced on Thursday that Key will be joining the Woking outfit, although the didn't provide details of either his job title or, crucially, the timing of his move.Toro Rosso in return has opted to make it clear that Key is still under contract.It is believed that there are still negotiations to be concluded with McLaren in relation to Key's release, and that going public to ...

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Key's impending arrival has been confirmed by McLaren, which has also communicated that chief engineering officer Matt Morris, who was on race weekend duty as recently as Germany last weekend, will be leaving the team.The news comes following the departure of former chief technical officer (chassis) Tim Goss in April, and ...

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Gasly followed fellow midfield runners Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso into the pits when rain began to fall at sections of the Hockenheim circuit on lap 44 of 67.But while his two rivals headed back out on intermediates, Gasly's STR13 was equipped with the blue-walled full wet Pirelli compound.The gamble did not work out, as Gasly struggled to remain on the mostly dry track ...

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With Red Bull eager for Honda to make as much progress as possible before next year, there is scope for the Japanese manufacturer to push through more engine updates in 2018 even though it would meant grid drops for Toro Rosso.But Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that while there are possibilities for Honda to be able to trial improvements, he says such moves do need to be balanced ...

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High points like Bahrain, where Pierre Gasly earned Honda's best result since it returned to F1 in 2015, have been matched by struggles understanding a new aerodynamic package introduced in Austria and complaints about straightline speed in Britain.Toro Rosso's work with Honda has convinced Red Bull to switch to the Japanese manufacturer's engine next season, but the junior team's ...

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Although the team was running a new specification of suspension part on the STR13 at Silverstone, it wasn’t directly associated with the component that failed, which was of original spec.However, as a precaution, Pierre Gasly went back to the complete older spec for qualifying and race, and had no problems.The spare chassis was built up for Hartley for Sunday, also with old-spec ...

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The Frenchman qualified 14th for the British Grand Prix, as the only Toro Rosso driver to take part in the session following Brendon Hartley’s heavy crash in final practice.Gasly said he was pleased with the performance of the car, even if the engine is holding Toro Rosso back.“The car was mega, but with the long straights at the moment it’s crazy how much time we lose,” he said.“We ...

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Toro Rosso introduced a unique new front wing to the STR13 at the Red Bull Ring, but efforts to understand the impact of the change were hampered by parts becoming damaged over kerbs, which forced Brendon Hartley to run a hybrid of old and new aero specification.This combined with the fact Gasly suffered suspension damage on the first lap thanks to a hit from Stoffel V ...

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Ticktum, the 2017 Macau Grand Prix winner, is currently second in Euro F3, one point behind championship leader Marcus Armstrong and is in the frame to partner Pierre Gasly at Red Bull’s junior team in 2019.Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has identified McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Ticktum as its junior driver who would be ready for an F1 drive in 2019.“At the end of ...

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With Toro Rosso pushing to improve its STR13 thanks to it being involved in an ultra-tight midfield battle, the mirrors show that the team is not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts.The mirror idea is that by effectively opening up its face, a channel can be created through the mirror to help better manage airflow over the rest of the car. The air can then be directed to a ...

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The new wing idea splits the footplate on the edges in to three distinct sections, which helps feed the vortex that is formed by the surface in question and therefore enhance its effect.Just as with the oddly-shaped footplate preferred by its sister team Red Bull (below), it will also have an effect on the performance of the vortex as the wing pitches backwards and forwards on track ...

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With the level of Honda’s progress key to Red Bull’s decision about a potential switch to the Japanese manufacturer for 2019, there has been an increased focus on the job it has done with its latest specification.Based on early impressions from practice in Montreal, plus feedback they have got from their engineers, Gasly and Hartley say that there is nothing but good news from Honda – ...

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It emerged earlier on Wednesday that McLaren, which looks after Norris' career, has rejected an offer from Toro Rosso for the young British driver to replace Brendon Hartley from the Austrian Grand Prix.Hartley has had a disappointing start to the season – albeit having faced a fair bit of bad luck – and there has been speculation since the Monaco GP that the New Zealander's long-term ...

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Pierre Gasly gave Honda its best result since it returned to F1 in 2015 when he finished fourth in the second race of the season. The team has scored points in two of the other five races, Hartley with a 10th-place finish in a chaotic Azerbaijan GP and Gasly with seventh last week in Monaco.Toro Rosso has not been a consistent performer in F1’s midfield and Hartley explained that ...

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Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly ran a very long first stint to rise from 10th to sixth but looked as though he would drop out of the points as others stopped earlier and eradicated his pitstop window.Hartley was 12th, heading a group of midfield contenders that moved into points contention by stopping earlier, and just 15 seconds behind Gasly on lap 26 but had dropped to 28s back when Gasly ...

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Hartley's future at Toro Rosso has been the focus of much speculation in recent weeks after he made two high-profile errors.In Azerbaijan, he failed to progress from Q1 after touching the wall on his first flying lap - then while touring back to the pits, he wandered into the path of teammate Pierre Gasly while he was on his flying lap, nearly initiating a huge accident.He then ...

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