Tag Archive: Toro Rosso

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.

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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 »

Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Red Bull teases imminent engine announcement

Christian Horner says Red Bull has secured an engine for the 2016 season, with full details to be revealed in due course

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner has confirmed Red Bull Racing has put pen to paper on an engine deal that will ensure its place on the Formula 1 grid in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Nov 04

Kvyat Red Bull seat not under threat – Horner

Daniil Kvyat will certainly be driving for Red Bull Racing next season provided the team doesn’t withdraw

2015-10-24_40384 Christian Horner says Daniil Kvyat will definitely be driving with the Red Bull Racing team in 2016, saying the only reason he wouldn’t be is if the team pulls out of F1.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Max Yamabiko: Has Bernie solved Red Bull’s engine crisis?

So what are these options?

2015-06-06_1790 As Red Bull’s engine saga drags on, Max Yamabiko looks into other more leftfield power unit options available to it and why Bernie Ecclestone may be behind them… Read the rest of this entry »

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