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2017 Toro Rosso Car Passes 2017 Crash Tests

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Toro Rosso announced that its 2017 car, the STR12, has passed all of the FIA mandatory crash tests.

The Italian-based team is the second to confirm its updated car has passed the set of crash tests, behind Force India.

Toro Rosso made the announcement via Twitter:

The updated Toro Rosso car will see inherently greater changes than its STR11 predecessor, in addition to the regulation changes for downforce and tires, the team is also moving from Ferrari as its engine supplier to Renault – but could be rebranded in a way similar to Red Bull with TAG Heuer.

The Franz Tost-led squad has yet to confirm an official launch date. The first four-day pre-season test is set at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on February 27.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune, and has been on the racing scene since 2012. He has published works in AutoWeek Magazine, as well as IndyCar.com and Motorsport.com, among others. A background that includes semi-professional football and work at a nearby racing school, he has brought that same focus and intensity to the motorsports media world. Additionally, Joey is a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Rangers, and can also hold his own on a bowling lane.