Tag Archive: Toro Rosso

Sep 03

Verstappen escapes grilling at F1 driver briefing

“The problem is that journalists and fans keep thinking us drivers have a problem with Max.”

No mention of Max Verstappen was made during the driver briefing for the Italian Grand Prix despite the furore prompted by a driving style some rivals deem to be too aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Ricciardo reacting to Verstappen challenge – Horner

Verstappen joined Red Bull Racing from the sister Toro Rosso team ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix
2016-07-08-Friday-0065 Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he is excited by the ‘incredibly healthy’ rivalry emerging between drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, saying he can tell they are pushing each other to ‘higher levels’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Sainz to stay at Toro Rosso for 2017

Carlos Sainz will stay with Toro Rosso for 2017 after Red Bull took up the option on his contract for next season.

2016-06-10_1136 After being strongly linked with a potential switch to Ferrari as a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull has fended off any interest by taking up the option on Sainz’s contract to remain with Toro Rosso for 2017. 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 24

Kvyat: F1 needs tracks like Baku

“Obviously you can’t have 100% of races on street circuits, but yeah I’m telling you examples; Zandvoort, Mugello, Imola, these kind of tracks.”
2016-06-12_1060 Daniil Kvyat says F1 should be applauded for creating tracks which require ‘bravery and balls’ like the new Baku street circuit which proved unforgiving to driver mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Tost expects Sainz future ‘will be confirmed soon’

Carlos Sainz will have his future at Toro Rosso “confirmed soon”, according to team principal Franz Tost

2016-06-12_1064 The Toro Rosso line-up was changed earlier this season as Max Verstappen moved to Red Bull, swapping place with Daniil Kvyat, but while Sainz missed out on a promotion at that point, he has impressed in the races since and Tost confirmed the Spaniard is set to stay for a third season at Toro Rosso.
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Jun 01

Renault-Red Bull extension ‘straightforward’ – Horner

Red Bull has hinted it will continue with its policy of re-branding its engine having labelled it as TAG-Heuer this year
Christian Horner says the decision to extend Red Bull Racing’s engine partnership deal with Renault was a logical one to make, despite high-profile ructions in 2015 that very nearly brought its relationship to an abrupt end. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Sainz: Verstappen success shows I’m ready for top team too

Sainz and Verstappen made their F1 debut alongside one another at Toro Rosso in 2015
Carlos Sainz says he is ready to step up to a top team in Formula 1, an endeavour he feels has been given the boost by the remarkable success of former team-mate Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Vettel dismisses F1 ‘ageism’, unperturbed by record loss

“Records are there to be broken”
Sebastian Vettel says he will not dwell on seeing his record as the youngest race winner in F1 fall to Max Verstappen, adding the strength in depth of F1 means age no longer matters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

‘Exemplary’ Verstappen immediately justifies Red Bull’s faith

“I think it’s also great for Formula One to have a new young winner as well and a really exciting grand prix today.”
Christian Horner says Max Verstappen’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix is ‘great for F1’ as he justified the faith placed in him by the Red Bull fold to exceed every expectation en route to his sensational win at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Vettel denies Red Bull programme has negative impact

“You have to give a lot of positives for the programme”
Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull should be celebrated for offering chances to younger drivers rather than pilloried for the way it is deemed to exert control over their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Vettel: Barcelona a good indicator

“Barcelona is a very good indication of where you are with the car”
Vettel: Barcelona a good indicatorSebastian Vettel says this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will provide a good indication of where Ferrari is compared to Mercedes.
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May 10

Formula V8 3.5: Q&A with Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing)

Matevos Isaakyan is youngest rookie in the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 grid, where he celebrated his 18th anniversary

Q&A WITH MATEVOS ISAAKYAN (SMP RACING)This weekend he’ll be in the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya facing a double challenge: GP3. A few meters from his awning, Isaakyan will witness the return of another Russian, Kvyat, to Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Ex-Manor F1 boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Former Manor boss John Booth returns to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it is announced

John Booth - photo DPPI - Eric VargioluScuderia Toro Rosso has announced John Booth has joined its F1 team as a consultant in the role of ‘Director of Racing’. The 61 year-old is one of the founding members of the Manor Racing team, which competed in junior categories for almost two decades before progressing to F1 in 2010 under the Virgin Racing banner, which became Marussia and then back to Manor in 2015.

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Mar 15

Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looks

The Toro Rosso driver is part of the band strongly supporting the move to introduce a cockpit protector
Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looksCarlos Sainz says he was surprised by the reaction from some of his fellow F1 drivers against the introduction of the halo cockpit protectors based on the aesthetics of the concept and is confident it can be improved with development. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike early

“We need to maximise the first half of the season”
Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike earlyCarlos Sainz admits Toro Rosso must make the most of its opportunities in the early rounds of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship as it faces a season of limited development opportunities.

Toro Rosso come into the season with an overhauled package after dropping its Renault power unit in Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

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