Tag Archive: Toro Rosso

Oct 01

Father plays down ‘superstar’ Verstappen’s Suzuka debut

Jos Verstappen has moved to ease the pressure on his son’s shoulders ahead of the Japanese grand prix weekend.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6) The former F1 driver is already in Japan, where his newly seventeen year old son will make history at Suzuka as the youngest ever driver to participate in an official grand prix programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

2015 nose rules benefit Mercedes, Ferrari

The nose is central to the entire “aerodynamic philosophy” of the car,

2014-06-07_1201 Two teams already have a “big head start” when it comes to the 2015 regulations, according to Force India technical boss Andy Green. 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

Sainz eyes F1 future despite Verstappen setback

Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.

Record victory for Carlos Sainz

The Spaniard put up an impressive double-victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 category in France at the weekend, moving tantalisingly close to securing the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Vergne hopes 2015 employer noticed Singapore drive

Jean-Eric Vergne hopes his impressive drive in Singapore will open a rival team’s garage door for him in 2015.

2014-06-07_0890 Dumped as a Red Bull-backed driver, the Frenchman will leave the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso at the end of the season, to be replaced by teenager Max Verstappen. 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 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. 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 »

Sep 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sainz ‘very upset’ with Verstappen signing

Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

F1 Fridays looming for Sirotkin, Verstappen

Teen Sergey Sirotkin will make his formula one weekend debut in his native Russia next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (1) Recently, it was believed financially struggling Sauber’s so-called ‘Russian rescue deal’ had essentially collapsed, casting doubt on the future of 19-year-old tester Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Verstappen to aim for F1 license next week

Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Vergne ‘open’ to future outside F1

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he has his “eyes open” to opportunities outside of formula one for 2015.

IMG_3820 Now in his third campaign with the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso, 24-year-old Frenchman Vergne will be moved over at the end of 2014 for the teen rookie Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Designer spotted Ricciardo potential at Toro Rosso

“I was struck by the feedback he was able to give to the team”.

2014-07-17 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo’s rise from the deep midfield to title-contending prominence in F1 has been a surprise to almost everyone in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash (+videos)

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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