Tag Archive: Faenza

Aug 22

James Key and Scuderia Toro Rosso: the relationship continues

The 45 year-old Englishman has been with the Faenza-based Formula 1 team for the past five years

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to confirm that James Key has extended his contract to stay with the team in the role of Technical Director. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 27

Sette Câmara to drive at Silverstone test

Following the 2016 British Grand Prix

07 - Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Sérgio Sette Câmara will drive our current STR11 car at the forthcoming Formula 1 test at Silverstone Circuit, following the 2016 British Grand Prix.

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Jun 15

Historic Minardi Day Imola, more than 70 cars with 50 Formula 1 single-seaters, 22 “Minardi” drivers, motorcycles and more

A Historic Minardi Day internationally colored is getting ready to crowd the “Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari” of Imola on Saturday, June 25

Minardi Day 2016

Cars and drivers coming from Europe and South America will gather for a sport day devoted to fans, collectors, and to the stable from Faenza founded by Gian Carlo Minardi. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 01

STR11 presentation in Barcelona

The STR 11 is the first Toro Rosso car to be built in our new factory facility in Faenza

2016-03-01 - Scuderia Toro Rosso 02Shortly before going back out on track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second pre-season test, Scuderia Toro Rosso unveiled its 2016 World Championship challenger, the STR11, in its new livery.

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Jan 07

“Ferrari engine switch has compromised STR prep” – James Key

Toro Rosso took the opportunity to accept an offer from Ferrari to run a supply of year-old engines for 2016

2015-10-24_39742 Toro Rosso’s James Key admits that the late decision to switch to Ferrari power has ‘compromised’ the team’s preparations for the 2016 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 04

Line goes cold on Renault – Toro Rosso buyout

“We have to wait for Renault’s move and announcement” – Tost

2015-06-07_1390 Franz Tost admits Toro Rosso’s future programme hinges on Renault’s F1 plans as he says it hasn’t followed up on initial interest in buying the team. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 31

Scuderia Toro Rosso presents the new STR10 in Jerez

The STR10 was revealed today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain.

As the car’s codename implies, 2015 will be Scuderia Toro Rosso’s tenth year in Formula 1 and CEPSA, who hosted today’s launch, has sponsored the team for the past 4 years.


Jan 30

First footage of the STR10: Max happy with shakedown (+video)

During a day of filming, both Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz drove the STR10 completing 60 miles in the process.

Scuderia Toro Rosso’s new Formula 1 car completed its shakedown at Misano, near Toro Rosso’s factory in Faenza, on Wednesday.

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Jan 02

Exclusive interview Franz Tost

Topics discussed include the team, modern day F1, the 2015 season and, of course, Max.

2014-06-05_0579 During the recent factory visit of Verstappen.nl at Scuderia Toro Rosso in Faenza, we sat down with Max Verstappen’s new team boss Franz Tost. In his office, he took time to openly answer all of our questions. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 28

Minardi Management and Davide Rigon split up

A pair that counts four drivers’ titles

Davide Rigon - Giovanni Minardi After nine years full of successes in major championships, both within national and international borders, the manager from Faenza Giovanni Minardi and Ferrari driver Davide Rigon announce the end of their collaboration. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 22

Gian Carlo Minardi “FDA will train next Ferrari driver”

I really believe in this.

Raffaele Marciello, FDA In these weeks, news at Ferrari are certainly not missed, thanks to a series of announcements, linked to the arrival of Mexican Esteban Gutierrez as third driver and test driver, followed by a strong organization’s renewal and, last but not least, Jean-Eric Vergne’s welcome as test driver to attend the activities of car’s development with simulator. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 27

Toro Rosso set to announce Sainz jr on Monday

Red Bull will announce the identity of Jean-Eric Vergne’s successor at the junior team Toro Rosso in the coming days.

Carlos Sainz Jr 24-year-old Vergne, the Faenza based team’s driver for the past three seasons, revealed on Wednesday that he will not be rookie Max Verstappen’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 24

Toro Rosso tipped to announce Sainz this week

Carlos Sainz jr could be unveiled within days as Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2015.

Carlos Sainz champion That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, following reports in Abu Dhabi at the weekend that Jean-Eric Vergne now seems resigned to leaving Faenza after three full seasons with the Red Bull-owned junior team. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 23

Vergne set for Toro Rosso exit – reports

Jean-Eric Vergne appears to have missed out on a Toro Rosso seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_1014 Prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock Red Bull exit, Frenchman Vergne had already been left out of junior team Toro Rosso’s plans for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 01

Tost wants to keep Vergne at Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has admitted he would like to keep Jean-Eric Vergne on board for the 2015 season.

2014-06-05_0580 Mere weeks ago, the 24-year-old Frenchman was ruled out of the running after the Faenza team announced that Daniil Kvyat will be joined by the controversially-young and inexperienced rookie Max Verstappen, who is just 17. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 31

Verstappen wants Vergne to be Toro Rosso teammate

Max Verstappen says he would prefer to be Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate next year.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) Red Bull, the owner of Toro Rosso, is yet to decide whether the experienced Frenchman Vergne, 24, will get one more year at Faenza, or if the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz jr will be promoted. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 21

Total president killed in plane crash

The president of F1 sponsor Total has been killed in a plane crash, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports.

View image on TwitterThe French oil multinational is closely aligned in formula one with Renault-powered teams Red Bull and Lotus and the French driver Romain Grosjean. Russia’s Lifenews service also reports that Total’s president, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 12

Verstappen with Vergne ‘makes sense’ for 2015 – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is now a hot contender to keep his seat at Toro Rosso next year.

IMG_0601 The Red Bull-owned team earlier announced the Frenchman’s impending departure, to make room for the teenage sensation Max Verstappen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 11

Vergne could keep Toro Rosso seat – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is back in the running to keep his seat at Toro Rosso in 2015.

2014-06-07_0929 In August, the Faenza based team said the Frenchman would leave at the end of this season as it replaces him with teenage sensation Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »


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