Tag Archive: Toro Rosso

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 »

Jan 11

Verstappen ‘expecting a second per lap’ from Ferrari engine

Though he will be using a year-old Ferrari engine, Max Verstappen expects the power unit to drive big gains for Toro Rosso in 2016

2015-06-06_1902 Max Verstappen says he is anticipating ‘a big step’ for the Toro Rosso team in 2016 on the back of its switch to Ferrari power, anticipating a gain of a second per lap as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jan 05

Ricciardo praises Kvyat for season turnaround

“He [Kvyat] has shown speed, I can’t say he is not quick”

Ricciardo praises Kvyat for season turnaroundDaniel Ricciardo is impressed with Daniil Kvyat’s response to tough beginnings at Red Bull Racing, predicting the young Russian has much more to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Verstappen measuring himself against ‘best of the best’

“I never compare myself with the rookies”

2015-10-17_0034 Max Verstappen came into his first season of F1 comparing himself to the best of the sport, rather than simply focus on being top rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Max Verstappen arguably provided one of the best quotes of the season in Singapore, with a ‘ballsy’ drive to eighth

Best of 2015: Ballsy Verstappen makes his mark in rookie campaign

2015-10-24_40241 As we near the end of 2015, we take a look back at some of the best – and worst – F1 moments making the headlines over the last twelve months… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Renault: We genuinely thought we’d done a good job

Renault suffered a difficult campaign as supplier to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso squads

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (15) Renault’s Director of Operations Remi Taffin has admitted his team never expected the problems it suffered in 2015 and is determined to learn from its mistakes Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Alfa Romeo being pitched for F1 return

The Alfa Romeo brand could be set for a move back into Formula 1

2014-07-12_0247 Sergio Marchionne reveals the Alfa Romeo brand could return to F1 on the back of a new product offensive and a full scale move into the US market. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Verstappen exceeds own expectations in rookie year

Max Verstappen says he went above and beyond his own goals in his rookie F1 campaign

2015-06-07_0849 Max Verstappen says he exceeded even his own expectations in his debut campaign in Formula 1 after scooping up a multitude of post-season awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Action man Verstappen sweeps individual FIA awards

Max Verstappen picked up three individual accolades at the annual FIA Gala, including one for the best on-track F1 moment of 2015

2015-10-24_40241 F1 ‘new boy’ Max Verstappen not only made an impact on the sport’s fans with his combative style on track, but also won over both his rivals and the media during 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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