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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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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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In this clip, Scarborough explains the level of detailing that's gone into the Mercedes-powered VJM11, despite the added expense of the halo, and admires its front-wing design. In the second clip, Scarborough looks at the new Toro Rosso STR13 and what impact the switch to Honda from Renault has had so f ...

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Hartley's STR13 ended the first day of 2018 pre-season testing at the sharp end of the mileage rankings, the Kiwi logging 93 laps.This showing was in stark contrast to Honda's performance with previous partner McLaren on the first test day last year, when the manufacturer discovered a major problem with its engine after just a single installation lap."It was a really positive day," ...

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We've heard many times from McLaren about how big a job it is to integrate a different engine package into the chassis. Well, Toro Rosso is a much smaller team and has had the same task in the reverse direction by switching from Renault to Honda.Toro Rosso has been unfortunate enough to have made such changes a lot recently, having used Renault engines in 2015, year-old Ferraris in ...

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Communication was a key issue during Honda’s tumultuous three-year reunion with McLaren, and Toro Rosso has been keen to avoid a repeat.Speaking after the launch of the new Toro Rosso, team principal Franz Tost revealed the team had seminars at its factory at HQ to help staff understand the culture.“We have a real fantastic working relationship with Honda,” said Tost. “There were no ...

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The STR13 made its track debut at a wet Misano circuit last week, with Brendon Hartley at the wheel.The New Zealander will take on driving duties for the first day of the Barcelona test, with Pierre Gasly taking over on day two.Hartley will then be back in the car for day three, with Gasly completing the four-day test.After images of the car were leaked online, Toro Rosso responded ...

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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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