Tag Archive: Toro Rosso

Nov 18

Hartley doubts F1 chance would have happened without Le Mans win

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso would have given him a surprise F1 chance had he not won Le Mans for Porsche in June.

2017-10-22_0394 doubts he would have got a second chance to reach Formula 1 with Toro Rosso had it not been for his dramatic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 11

 Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Clarification

The last race in Mexico saw only two cars out of six finish the race, highlighting the poor reliability.

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Due to recent accusations made in the media from the team’s engine supplier, Toro Rosso wishes to clarify the actual situation regarding the power units. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Ricciardo explains Vettel’s emotional outbursts

During Ricciardo’s first year stepping up to Red Bull from Toro Rosso he joined alongside Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo says Sebastian Vettel’s aggressive outbursts are sparked by the adrenalin of the moment but once he cools off he is much fairer and level-headed, making it both a strength and weakness to the Ferrari driver’s ability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Hasegawa: Cutting F1 engine numbers increases costs

Manufacturer has to invest heavily in research and development

Honda’s Yusuke Hasegawa says the FIA’s plan to cut the number of permitted engine elements down to three per season will achieve the opposite effect of its desired outcome by raising costs in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Scuderia Toro Rosso to release Carlos Sainz after the Japanese Grand Prix

At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso alongside Pierre Gasly

2017-06-11_0540Carlos Sainz will join the Renault Sport Formula One team as from the next round of the world championship, the USA Grand Prix. It was previously announced that the Spaniard was due to join his new team for the 2018 season. However, circumstances have changed and therefore we are releasing him earlier than originally planned.

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Sep 20

Horner: F1 engines have zero road relevance

“The engines make no relevance to what is happening in everyday road car use and the aerodynamics don’t crossover.”

20170324-063Christian Horner has continued to criticise Formula 1’s current engine regulations by explaining they have ‘zero road relevance’ to road cars and the sport should focus on drivers and teams rather than technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Honda ‘hoping’ for points as McLaren split beckons

“Hopefully we can provide the drivers with a good package so they can be in the hunt for much-needed points.”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102While speculation continues to mount on the impending McLaren-Honda divorce, Yusuke Hasegawa sees the Singapore Grand Prix as a pivotal opportunity for points before the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

Brown: McLaren can navigate any financial hit from Honda divorce

“We can’t afford not to be on the podium” – Brown

2017-06-11_1438As its divorce with Honda appears to near, Zak Brown says McLaren can navigate any financial situation it faces with a possible loss of funding from the Japanese manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Hulkenberg ‘happy to race with anyone’ at Renault F1 next year

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Sep 05

Time of the essence for McLaren in striking 2018 engine deal

McLaren must know what direction it is going in by the time the paddock next convenes in Singapore

2017-06-09-14-58-56_1982McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier feels that time is of the essence for the British team as talks continue with Renault and Honda over a 2018 engine supply. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 26

Renault, McLaren talks over 2018 F1 engines confirmed

Renault currently supplies power units to its own factory team, Red Bull and Toro Rosso

2017-06-09_408Cyril Abiteboul confirms Renault has held talks with McLaren about an engine supply for 2018, but rules out supplying a fourth team. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Aug 18

Marko: P3 ‘the best Red Bull can get’ with Renault engines

Red Bull is still over 170 points behind Mercedes at the head of the constructors’ championship

2017-06-11_1349Trailing Mercedes and Ferrari in the F1 constructors’ championship, Red Bull has struggled to keep up through the first half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 11

Gasly still waiting on Toro Rosso F1 promotion decision

The reigning GP2 Series champion was tipped to move into F1 this season

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing)Pierre Gasly says he remains fully focused on a graduation to F1 next season with Scuderia Toro Rosso but admits he is no closer to knowing whether Red Bull will indeed promote him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP win

Vettel nursed his car to the line ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP winSebastian Vettel scooped his fourth victory of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix despite encountering a handling issue early in the race.
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May 18

‘It would have looked bad’ – Vergne explains Red Bull 2015 snub

“It was a frustrating situation, definitely.”

‘It would have looked bad’ - Vergne explains Red Bull 2015 snubJean-Eric Vergne has explained the reasons behind Red Bull’s decision to overlook him for a Formula 1 seat in 2015 despite being told he would get a drive if Sebastian Vettel left the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1

McLaren had another session to forget as Fernando Alonso suffered an oil leak

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix as the updated W08 car made an impressive start to the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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