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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 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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The Red Bull junior team currently fields Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley, both of whom have long-standing links with the energy drinks company.However, Honda backs its own drivers in feeder categories, with Nirei Fukuzumi and Tadasuke Makino racing in Formula 2.Fukuzumi finished third in GP3 last season and has been made a Red Bull athlete, though not a formal member of its junior ...

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The Faenza squad starred in the second round of the season, with Gasly scoring a sensational fourth place in the team's second race with engine partner Honda.Toro Rosso was unable to replicate that kind of performance in the next two events, however, struggling near the back in China and last weekend in Azerbaijan.Gasly said the team has been unable to understand the slump after such ...

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Following his exit from Manor's F1 operation at the end of 2015, Booth briefly returned to F1 with Toro Rosso two years ago to help work its drivers and team operations.But with Manor having ramped up its efforts in sportscars after stepping up to the LMP1 category, Booth has decided to step back from F1.Speaking exclusively to Motorsport.com, Booth said: "Let me put it this way: My ...

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Hartley raced the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 from 2014-2017, winning the world championship twice, and brings significant experience in how to get the maximum performance out of such technology.Although the technology that forms part of F1’s current V6 turbo hybrid engine packages and those used by Porsche are different, Hartley has brought some new ideas about how to use the electrical ...

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Gasly and teammate Brendon Hartley were dumped out of Q1 in China and collided during the race while attempting to trade places near the foot of the order.Toro Rosso had expected to fare worse than in Bahrain, partly because China’s long back straight exposes Honda’s weaker energy recovery systems compared to its rivals.Gasly thought the team could close its deficit to the midfield ...

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Gasly was coming up 18th-placed Hartley on fresher tyres at the midpoint of the race, and ended up pitching his teammate into a spin as he attempted to get past down the inside of the Turn 14 hairpin.The clash resulted in what ended up a race-changing safety car and was swiftly followed by a penalty for Gasly, who was eventually classified 18th to Hartley's 20th.Speaking to media ...

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In Australia, it had only the ninth-fastest car, lapping 3.368s (4.150%) off the pace in qualifying, whereas in Bahrain it leaped up to fourth-fastest, just 1.371s (1.559%) down after introducing an aerodynamic upgrade including a modified floor.“It was a good leap from Australia, but the reality is we underperformed pretty horribly there,” technical director James Key told ...

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Hartley and teammate Pierre Gasly were eliminated in Q1 at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, in which the team would score no points – but both drivers then fared much better in Bahrain qualifying.The Kiwi came up just a tenth short of advancing to the final qualifying segment, while Gasly put the Honda-powered STR13 a shock fifth on the grid.Hartley said a new aero package ...

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Speaking at a press conference ahead of the 2018 Paris Formula E race, Vergne commented on the arrangement that led to Hartley racing full time for Toro Rosso eight years after he was dropped from the Red Bull junior scheme."It makes me laugh that Red Bull called on Hartley, given that he's the one they fired to give me his seat in World Series by Renault," said Vergne."I find this ...

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The Red Bull-owned Italian outfit has used engines by Cosworth, Ferrari and Renault since its arrival in grand prix racing, before joining Honda on a three-year deal starting from 2018.Ahead of the team's first race with the Japanese manufacturer, Tost has explained why Toro Rosso's new partnership has so far been unlike the relationships with its previous suppliers.“It is a big ...

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Formula 1 teams are bracing themselves for a tough time in managing engine life in 2018 – with new rules liming them to just three power units (and two MGU-K, energy store and control electronics) for the 21-race season.Manufacturers have worked hard over the winter to prepare for the challenge, but Tost believes that the power drop off that comes as an engine reaches the end of its ...

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The Honda-powered squad enjoyed a largely trouble-free pre-season, completing the third-most laps of any team behind Mercedes and Ferrari across Barcelona testing.Hartley ended Friday’s final day of running with the seventh-fastest time, although teammate Pierre Gasly put Toro Rosso third on the timesheets on Thursday.Explaining that the Faenza-based squad had initially expected a ...

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