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Posted On September 14, 2017By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Toro Rosso to Honda through 2020

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The final hurdle for McLaren to finalize its messy divorce from Honda has been cleared. The parties involved have convinced Scuderia Toro Rosso to a supply of Honda powerplants through the 2020 season. Renault will now supply one less team and Honda will have a partner so the Japanese giant can remain in F1. As widely speculated, Carlos Sainz is set to leave the team and join Renault to sweeten the deal, though it is unclear if he will do so before the end of theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Ferrari saved their best for the last day of preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Kimi Raikkonen blitzed the field en route to the fastest time of winter and the second fastest lap ever recorded at the track. His 1:18.634 very nearly reached the 1:18.243 Fernando Alonso set while testing slick tires on the Renault R28 in preparation for the 2009 season. Of far more importance to Ferrari, Raikkonen’s time is seven tenths of a second faster than Mercedes’ best lap and eight tenths better thanRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor It was all thumbs up for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari today. The four time champ looked absolutely unassailable as he set the fastest time of testing so far and completed a day high 156 laps. His 1:19.024 on ultra softs bested the Mercedes duo on the same tires by three tenths of a second and Felipe Massa’s Williams by four tenths. So confident was Vettel that he visibly slowed on the final straight for most of his fast laps, an ominious sign for their challengers that theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands last hosted a Grand Prix back in 1985, but the surging popularity of Dutch driver Max Verstappen has prompted the circuit to conduct a feasibility study on bringing Formula One back, according to Dutch newspaper Harleem Dagblad.  While a prominent feature on the F1 calendar from 1950 till 1985, the circuit fell on hard times when its owners CENAV went out of business in the mid eighties. The track sat vacant for a time before its original layout was changed for 1995. Curiously, despiteRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The final team to launch their 2017 Formula 1 car, Scuderia Toro Rosso certainly did not disappoint. The Faenza-based outfit unveiled the STR12 on pit lane at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a new livery concept that features mostly blue and silver, complimented with a hint of red. One of the biggest changes for upcoming season at Toro Rosso is the power unit, which switches from Ferrari to Renault – similar to that of senior team Red Bull Racing. At first glance, the STR12 sees similarities toRead More

Posted On February 24, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One

Toro Rosso Forced to Delay Launch of STR12

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scuderia Toro Rosso will see its presentation this Sunday of their 2017 challenger, the STR12, pushed back by 90 minutes. The launch was expected to follow Red Bull Racing and Haas F1 Team in Barcelona. However, that time has been pushed back due to unknown circumstances. The new time will be 12 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CET). The Faenza-based squad will still reveal its new car on the pit lane outside their garage at Barcelona- Catalunya Circuit. The team released the following in a statement: “DueRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scuderia Toro Rosso’s filming day run at the Misano World Circuit was cut short following an issue by the power unit. The Faenza-based squad ran six laps while shaking down its STR12 prior to the apparent problem with the ERS, which comes on the heels of the team switching from Ferrari to Renault power for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The Franz Tost-led squad is set to officially launch the STR12 on Sunday at Barcelona, the same day as senior team Red Bull Racing.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Toro Rosso will reveal its 2017 Formula 1 car, the STR12, on February 26 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Italian-based team will present the car on pit lane the day before pre-season testing begins, with Carlos Sainz being given the honor of as its inaugural pilot once testing commences. Both Sainz and Daniil Kvyat return for another season after helping score the team to seventh overall in the constructors’ standings in 2016. Toro Rosso will also be switching to current-year Renault power units, although it isRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost highlighted Daniil Kvyat’s spirited battle with Max Verstappen in the Singapore Grand Prix as the turning point of his 2016 Formula 1 season. The Russian started the season off with Red Bull, but was swapped in favor of Max Verstappen prior to the Spanish Grand Prix – which the Dutchman went on to claim as his first F1 victory. Kvyat’s return to Toro Rosso started off rough, but his ninth-place run at Singapore was impressive enough to warrant being re-signed andRead More
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: So guys, good news… You’ve got a car to go testing with!#AllCrashTestsPassed #WellDoneTeam 🙌🏼👍🏼💪🏼🍾✅ — Toro Rosso (@ToroRossoSpy) January 13, 2017 The updated Toro Rosso car will see inherently greater changes than its STR11 predecessor, in addition to theRead More