Scuderia Toro Rosso logo Scuderia Toro Rosso  
Headquarters Leafield Technical Center, Langley, Witney,
Oxfordshire, England OX29 9EF
Website Official
Team Principles Franz Tost GER (2006-present)
Gerhard Berger CH (2006-2008)
Designers James Key GBR (2013 - present)
Giorgio Ascanelli
ITA (2007 - 2012)
Alex Hitzinger
GER (2007)
Gabriele Tredozi ITA (2006)

Toro Rosso History & Team Record

After creating Red Bull Racing at the end of 2004, Dietrich Mateschitz then purchased Minardi in 2005 to serve as the "Red Bull Junior" team, with already contracted drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi, Scott Speed and Neel Jani behind the wheel. Using rev-limited V10 engines, as opposed to the new V8 designs of other teams, the team initially ran quite well with Liuzzi scoring the team's first point at the 2006 US GP. As the season progressed and the V8 engines were developed the team began to struggle for pace.

Staying with the same line-up for 2007, the team inherited the Ferrari engine contract from Red Bull Racing when the "senior team" switched to Renault power. Integrating the new engines caused major reliability problems, which were compounded by several driver mistakes and crashes. There was obvious friction within the team which culminated in Speed being dropped in favor of Sebastian Vettel for the final 7 races.

During the closing part of 2007, multiple ChampCar champion Sebastien Boudais tested for the team and he signed to partner Vettel for the 2008 season. With the mechanical reliability issues solved the team ran strongly, especially in the wet, with Vettel taking first pole and then the win at the Italian GP. The young German's performances saw him moved to Red Bull Racing for 2009, his replacement being GP2 runner Sebastien Buemi.

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
2006 STR1 Cosworth TJ2005-2 V10 MI 20 Liuzzi
21 Speed
TD Jani

18

0

0

0

1

9th

2007 STR2 Ferrari 053 V8 BS 20 Liuzzi
21 Speed / Vettel

17

0

0

0

8

7th

2008 STR3
STR2B
Ferrari 053 V8 BS 14 Bourdais
15 Vettel

18

1

1

0

39

6th

2009 STR4 Ferrari 053 V8 BS 11 Bourdais / Alguersauri
12 Buemi

17

0

0

0

8

10th

 

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
2010 STR5 Ferrari 056 V8 BS 18 Alguersauri
19 Buemi

19

0

0

0

13

9th

2011 STR6 Ferrari 056 V8 PI 19 Alguersauri
18 Buemi

TD Ricciardo / Vergne

19

0 0 0

41

8th

2012 STR7 Ferrari 056 V8 PI 16 Ricciardo
17 Vergne

20

0 0 0

26

9th
2013 STR8 Ferrari 056 V8 PI 16 Ricciardo
17 Vergne

TD Kvyat

19

0 0 0

33

8th
2014 STR9 Renault Energy F1-2014 V6t PI 25 Vergne
26 Kvyat
TD M.Verstappen

19

0 0 0 30 7th
2015 STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 V6t PI 33 M.Verstappen
55 Sainz

19

0 0 0 67 7th
2016 STR11 Ferrari 059/4 V6t PI 33 M.Verstappen (4 races) / 26 Kvyat
55 Sainz

21

0 0 1 63 7th
2017 STR12 Renault Energy F1-2017 V6t PI 26 Kvyat / 10 Gasly (2 races)
55 Sainz /

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