Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr. had the brownest of code browns this morning in Free Practice 3: he hit a wall, sending him into and under the barriers at the end of the track at Sochi Autodrom. Miraculously, Sainz was fine after the crash and has been cleared to race tomorrow.
Whether you love or hate team orders, you have to empathize with the poor driver who gets one. Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen — perhaps following in Red Bull teams’ alumni Sebastian Vettel’s footsteps — decided that he wasn’t going to take it, and called out “NO!” over the radio.
Ok, let's get this out of the way. The Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 makes a Clydesdale look like a polo pony. In the genitals department. Because of the nose. Penis.
Everything is new for 2013 at Toro Rosso. Except the drivers. And the steering wheel. That's from last year. But other than that, it's a whole new world.