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Scuderia Toro Rosso today revealed its new car, the eighth in the team’s history, in the Jerez de la Frontera pit lane, at an event organised by the team’s Spanish sponsor, CEPSA. The wraps were pulled off the STR8 by our unchanged driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.
Aabar, the Abu Dhabi state investment arm, may have withdrawn at Mercedes in order to buy into the Toro Rosso team.
It emerged this week that Aabar had sold back its 40 per cent stake in Mercedes’ works team. But Aabar continues to back Toro Rosso, Red Bull’s second formula one team, through its Spanish oil brand Cepsa.
Carlos Sainz jr is on course for a future in formula one.
The 17-year-old Spaniard is the son of Carlos Sainz, the former two-time world rally champion. Sainz jr, however, has pursued a career in open wheelers, and – now that Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne have stepped up – he is the new cream of energy drink Red Bull’s junior driver programme.
CEPSA has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso, effective for the 2012 season.
The CEPSA logo will be visible on the Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo’s and the French driver Jean-Eric Vergne’s race suits and on the nose, rear wing and rear wing endplates of the cars and on the team kit.
Announcements scheduled for December 15
Two formula one drivers on Tuesday hinted strongly that, despite not yet having official confirmation, they are staying on the grid in 2012. Paul di Resta, the most successful rookie this year, was asked by F1′s official website if it is true that he will be staying at Force India next season.
“Jaime’s future with the team is exactly the same as it was before Cepsa came on board.” – Franz Tost
Boss Franz Tost as well as Jaime Alguersuari have denied that Toro Rosso’s new sponsorship deal has secured the future of the Spanish driver. The fact that the logos of the Spanish oil company Cepsa have been added to the livery of the STR6 this weekend was interpreted by some as good news for Alguersuari.
Spanish oil company Cepsa is not buying Toro Rosso, team boss Franz Tost insisted ahead of the Italian grand prix.
Before arriving at Monza, the Red Bull-owned team confirmed new sponsorship deals with Cepsa as well as Nova Chemicals, which is also linked with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).
It has been a busy time in the world of formula one sponsorship.
The German media is saying Nick Heidfeld’s axe at Renault was definitely financially-motivated, with the team’s confirmation of four new sponsors. One is with Bruno Senna’s personal backer Embratel, and another with the Brazilian oil company OGX.
A deal between Red Bull’s second F1 team Toro Rosso and the Spanish oil brand Cepsa is racing ahead.
That is the latest claim of the Spanish sports daily AS, despite the Cepsa-linked, Abu Dhabi state-owned Aabar recently denying the reports. In June, part Mercedes GP-owner Aabar admitted to the talks with Red Bull but said they were not about the energy drink company’s “formula one teams”.
“Both our drivers performed very well throughout the (Spa) weekend.” - Franz Tost
Jaime Alguersuari hopes his best ever qualifying performance will stop the speculation about his future in formula one. With Red Bull’s next up-and-comers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne knocking loudly on the door at Toro Rosso, driver manager Helmut Marko has said he will only consider the 2012 lineup after the end of this season.
“These (talks) comprise possible joint activities between Red Bull’s corporate projects and Abu Dhabi”
Abu Dhabi has confirmed talks with Red Bull but denied it is looking to buy the energy drink company’s second formula one team Toro Rosso. A Spanish newspaper reported this week that Aabar, already part-owners of the Mercedes team, was looking to buy a second team through its International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Spanish oil brand CEPSA.