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#76 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 16:33

Zavisi kako gledas.


Pokusali su 2014. na zadnjem testu u Jabadabudabiju da izadju sa "budzenim" Meklarenom (bolid 2014. + motor 2015.) ali nisu stigli ni do izlaza iz pitlajna.


Takodje su i prosle godine imali zakazan sejkdaun u Silverstonu ali je bolid stao nakon 2-3 kruga.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 16:01

Toro Rosso can fight for fourth in 2018 - Tost
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
By Chris Medland / Image by Glenn Dunbar/LAT


Toro Rosso has the ability to fight for fourth place in the constructors' championship this season, according to team principal Franz Tost.

The past few seasons have seen Toro Rosso target a top-five finish in the constructors' standings, but a lack of stability on the power unit front – which even saw the team run a year-old Ferrari power unit in 2016 – has so far hampered those attempts. Ahead of a new works partnership with Honda, Tost insists the target must remain the same because only Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have proven themselves to be out of reach in the past.

Asked about the challenge of setting targets for his team in 2018 before it has done any running with Honda, Tost told RACER: "It's difficult.

"We must be within the top five once more, it's the same story as in 2017. Look, the first three positions are gone, forget it, this is another league and another world because they have much bigger financial resources and are much bigger teams. But then from position four onwards, everything is possible because Force India is running with a similar budget to us, Williams as well.

"I expect that McLaren will become quite competitive as well and Renault will make a step forwards, but it means from fourth position onwards everything is possible. Once more we have to build a good car, a competitive car, and we have the ingredients together to fight for a successful position."

With the competitiveness of McLaren and Renault difficult to gauge, Tost says there is nothing significant that Toro Rosso is lacking in order to be able to be ahead of Williams and Force India based on their resources over the past few years.

"Regarding Williams and Force India at this stage – I don't know what they will achieve this winter and they might suddenly find £100million (just over $141 million) in sponsorship – we are working at a similar level and there shouldn't be any excuses from our side not to be close to them. To beat them is another question, but to be up there."

Toro Rosso goes into 2018 with an inexperienced driver line-up in F1 terms, with Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley having started just nine grands prix between them at the end of last season. The team confirmed on Tuesday that its new car will be launched on February 26 – the morning of the first day of testing in Barcelona.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:16

Honda reliability crucial for Toro Rosso pre-season
Monday, 05 February 2018
Chris Medland / Image by Dunbar/LAT


Having a reliable Honda power unit for pre-season testing matters to Toro Rosso "a great deal," according to technical director James Key.

Honda has often struggled during pre-season testing since returning to Formula 1, with new power unit concepts in 2015 and '17 proving particularly unreliable and limiting mileage. This season will see a new partnership between Toro Rosso and Honda, while the power unit is an evolution of last year's new design.

Asked if his biggest desire was to have a reliable power unit during pre-season, Key told RACER: "Yes, I think it makes a huge difference.

"It works both for us and Honda as a team together, it's important for both of us to have that situation. When we ran the 2015 Ferrari engine in 2016, that was a very well-established engine. It had done an entire season; all of its issues had been ironed out and as a result we got an extremely reliable unit and we were able to do absolutely tons of winter testing. That was extremely useful for the team and for the drivers. So it does make a difference."

Key's opinion stems from having suffered with reliability in the past when a Renault customer, meaning Toro Rosso is aware of how damaging it can be to miss out on significant running during pre-season testing.

"We have had different experiences! Last year I think we did half the amount of mileage and in 2014 we did a tiny amount of mileage and that was all power unit-related, so I think it matters a great deal.

"Let's see where we are – it matters of course very much to Honda too, so hopefully at that point it will be OK. There could be teething problems with certain things but that's what testing is for. You never know, but that is the target for both sides."

The Toro Rosso Honda will be unveiled on the morning of the first pre-season test in Barcelona on February 26, with the second four-day test getting underway on March 6.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:41

Honda nasla 70 konja, ciljaju top5 kao minimum :lol+: :lol+: :lol+:

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