Tag Archive: Franz Tost

Nov 22

Kvyat: I’ve just got to keep doing my job…

“As long as I perform, then I’m not concerned at all”
2015-06-06_1691 Daniil Kvyat remains confident of keeping his seat at Red Bull Racing once the uncertainty over the team’s F1 engine supply is resolved for 2016.

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Nov 14

Verstappen, Sainz STR seats safe – if team stays

Provided it can secure its immediate future with a new engine deal
Verstappen, Sainz STR seats safe – if team staysFranz Tost confirms Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz will race for Toro Rosso in 2016, but hints it hasn’t confirmed its place on next year’s grid.

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Oct 31

Scuderia Toro Rosso announces partnership with Interproteccion

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mexican insurance broker INTERPROTECCION.
07 - Scuderia Toro RossoAt the Mexican GP, the company logo will appear prominently on the headrest of both cars. Franz Tost, Team Principal commented: “Even before the first Mexican Grand Prix in 23 years has taken place, it’s clear that this event is a great success and a tribute to the efforts of so many people from this country with a great Formula 1 tradition and heritage.

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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 »

Feb 04

Scuderia Toro Rosso Jerez Test, Day Four



The last day of the first pre-season test session was another productive one for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

2015-01-31 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR10 Launch Max Verstappen (11)Max Verstappen had his second day at the wheel and now the team gets a few days to crunch all the numbers from the data gathered, before returning to the track at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya on Thursday 19th February.

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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 31

Scuderia Toro Rosso signs sponsorship agreement with Estrella Galicia 0,0

“We are very happy to welcome our latest sponsor, the well-known brewery Estrella Galicia” – Franz Tost

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The Estrella Galicia 0,0 logo features prominently on the drivers’ Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz race suits, as well as on the team personnel’s clothing. In addition, it will be displayed on all the team’s branding and communication platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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 13

Scuderia Toro Rosso looking back to 2014

“Now everyone within in the team is focussed on 2015, applying the lessons learned this year.”

With the 2014 season now archived and all Scuderia Toro Rosso’s focus firmly fixed on 2015, our Team Principal Franz Tost takes one last look back at what will come to be seen as a key year in the history of Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Sainz to race for Scuderia Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Carlos Sainz will join the team with immediate effect.
08 - Scuderia Toro RossoIt means that our driver line-up for the 2015 season is now established as Max Verstappen and Carlo Sainz. The 20 year old Spaniard took the standard route into motorsport, winning the Asia-Pacific KF3 karting title in 2008 and two years later he made his single-seater debut in Formula BMW, before moving up the ranks through Formula Renault 2.0, British Formula 3, then GP3 in 2013.

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Nov 06

Vergne ‘not worried’ about losing F1 seat

Jean-Eric Vergne is suddenly sounding very confident about his future in F1.

2014-06-07_1014 Just a month ago, prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock decision to switch from Red Bull to Ferrari for 2015, Frenchman Vergne looked set to lose his place on the grid. 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 17

Toro Rosso hopeful Sainz ‘patient’ amid Vergne reports

Carlos Sainz jr says he is being “patient” as Red Bull decides his future in formula one.

2014-06-08_0863 Before Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open and Daniil Kvyat got the call to replace him at Red Bull Racing next year, Spanish rookie Sainz was licking his wounds at having missed out on a Toro Rosso debut for 2015. 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 »

Oct 05

Tost says Toro Rosso seat ’99pc’ for Sainz

Carlos Sainz jr is closing in on a Toro Rosso drive for 2015.

Carlos Sainz Jr Until mere days ago, the Spanish rookie – as the apparent cream of Red Bull’s junior programme – remained disappointed to have missed out on departing Jean-Eric Vergne’s place for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

F1 ‘too easy’ as teen Verstappen makes debut

F1’s governing body has cleared the way for Max Verstappen to make history this week at Suzuka.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6) Under existing rules, a hopeful rookie can qualify for the mandatory ‘super license’ credential by testing for more than 300 kilometres under FIA supervision. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Verstappen passes medical and waits for license

Max Verstappen is clearing every hurdle as his fast-track to formula one leads to this weekend’s Japanese grand prix.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) The Dutchman’s ultimate seventeenth birthday present this week will be the Friday morning practice session at Suzuka, ahead of his full race debut in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Red Bull denies making illegal radio calls

Red Bull has denied claims it sent illegal coded radio messages to Daniel Ricciardo during the Singapore grand prix.

2014-07-06 - 99355 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo After the FIA’s new communications clampdown took effect last weekend, McLaren pointed the finger at its rivals for disguising driver-performance related radio calls to Ricciardo as legal technical messages. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for Verstappen

Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (2) Earlier, it was expected that the second Red Bull team’s confirmed 2015 rookie, who is still just 16, would debut in Friday practice sessions later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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