Ever since we’ve had both Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso sharing the grid, it’s been hard at times to tell them apart, especially when they’re further away. They’re usually both dark blue with a red bull, although Toro Rosso’s has been a more stylized illustration of Red Bull’s logo-animal. This year, they’re…
We’ve seen the other nine teams’ Formula One cars for this year, so where is Scuderia Toro Rosso’s new STR12? Its launch today has been delayed slightly due to a problem with the Renault power unit on the team’s filming day, reports Motorsport.com. Uh-oh. Here we go again!
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.
Notable features of the STR10 include a split overhead air intake, one to feed the engine and the other for various cooling (for what is unknown at the moment), another intake just behind the roll bar, an interesting Y100 winglet (monkey seat) above the exhaust outlet with no endplates, and a much more respectable…
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.