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Toro Rosso Launch Date Confirmed for 2017 F1 Car

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 is not known if the engine will be re-branded like that of Red Bull Racing, which branded their engines under TAG Heuer.

Team Date
Renault February 21
Force India February 22
Mercedes February 23
Ferrari February 24
McLaren Febraury 24
Toro Rosso February 26

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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