Toro Rosso to launch STR12 on day before first test
Toro Rosso will reveal their 2017 F1 car in time for the first day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The team will reveal the STR12, designed by James Key and Ben Waterhouse, in an event at the circuit on Sunday 26th February at 4:30pm local time.
Toro Rosso has changed engine suppliers for the 2017 season. Having used year-old Ferrari power units last season it will have up-to-date Renault hardware for the new campaign.
Carlos Sainz Jnr and Daniil Kvyat will continue as drivers. The team finished seventh in the constructors’ championship last year.
The team has also published a video of the car being fired up for the first time:
Scuderia Toro Rosso 2017
Posted 06 February 2017 - 14:43
Posted 16 February 2017 - 15:51
There are now suggestions coming out of Italy that Scuderia Toro Rosso is going to switch from the dark blue that it has used to a new lighter colour, which will help to sell Red Bull’s sugar-free product, as opposed to its usual drink. This has existed since 2003 and has all the same ingredients of Red Bull except sugar, which is replaced by sweeteners. It is still only a small part of the overall Red Bull sales which amounted to $43 billion in 2015. The company has a 30 percent share of the global energy drink market and as such is obviously likely to be a target for sugar-free campaigns and such things as taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, based on the links between sugar and heart disease. This debate seems to be ramping up and so drinks companies are responding by trying to build more sales of sugar-free products.
A switch to a lighter blue for one of the F1 teams thus makes perfect sense.
Posted 16 February 2017 - 20:03
Toro Rosso Sugar free.
Edited by alpiner, 16 February 2017 - 20:05.
Posted 16 February 2017 - 23:52
Nah again, biće mat s mračnijom nijansom plave (na koncu to bude crno, naoko)
Izgleda ne pratite trendove, crno je novo belo
Posted 24 February 2017 - 14:05
Faenza outfit puts back launch of 2017 contender by ninety minutes.
Scheduled to unveil its 2017 contender, the STR12, on Sunday afternoon in Barcelona, the same day as Red Bull and Haas take the wraps off their cars, Toro Rosso has today announced that the planned unveiling will be delayed by 90 minutes.
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes," said the Italian team in a brief statement. "The location remains the same, the pit lane outside our garage at the Barcelona Circuit and the rest of the programme will follow on from the new start time."
Earlier in the week, the team's planned filming day at the circuit was brought to an early close following an unspecified engine issue, the Faenza outfit having switched back to Renault power this season.
Sunday's unveil will now take place at 18:00 local time.
Posted 26 February 2017 - 21:04
Posted 22 March 2017 - 18:40
Indonesian driver Sean Gelael will make three test appearances for Toro Rosso this year, the team has confirmed on social media.
The 20-year-old from Jakarta will drive the team’s STR12 in the tests at Bahrain, the Hungaroring and Yas Marina, all of which take place following their rounds of the world championship. Toro Rosso issued a picture of Gelael have a seat-fitting at the team’s Faenza based.
Gelael will spend his second season in Formula Two (formerly GP2) this year having moved from Campos to Arden, the team set up by current Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Gelael placed 15th in the championship last year.
His father Ricardo Gelael is a Indonesian businessman who made his money in KFC fast food restaurant franchises. He helped fund his son’s racing which have included two seasons of European Formula Three and one of Formula Renault 3.5.
Gelael has also dabbled in sports cars, winning twice in the Asian Le Mans series last year driving a car shared with Ferrari tester Antonio Giovinazzi. He graduated from karts in 2012 and won the final race of that year’s Formula Pilota China series. That remains his most recent solo victory.
Rio Haryanto became the first driver from Indonesia to race in Formula One last year. He drove the first half of the season for Manor before running out of funds and being replaced by Esteban Ocon.
Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas company which previously sponsored Haryanto, will be the title sponsors for the Arden cars in F2 this year.
Posted 02 May 2017 - 15:53
Ovo bi mogla da bude lepa zajebancija, biće više epizoda. Svaka epizoda, novo jelo