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:
— Toro Rosso (@ToroRossoSpy) January 13, 2017
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.