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Toro Rosso

Full Team Name: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Base: Faenza, Italy
Team Chief: Franz Tost
Technical Chief: James Key
Drivers: Max Verstappen
  Carlos Sainz Jr
Chassis: STR10
Power Unit: Renault
Tyres: Pirelli
First Season: 2006
World Championships: 0
Highest Race Finish: 1 (x1)
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 0
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, Austrian Grand Prix, Practice, Spielberg, Austria, Friday, 20 June 2014


Switch from Ferrari to Renault power, and though STR10 is quick enough to regularly make Q3, its qualifying pace rarely translates into points, with sixth in Singapore the team's best result en route to seventh in the standings.

Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 8 June 2013


Produce another solid if unspectacular car and Vergne and Ricciardo guide STR8 to a handful of top-ten finishes, notably former's superb sixth in Canada, and seventh places in China and Italy for latter, who is chosen to move up to Red Bull Racing for 2014.

Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.


All-new driver line-up of Ricciardo and Vergne unable to compensate for STR7's inadequacies as team score just six points in first half of season. Second half better, with points in six of the final ten races, and both cars scoring in Belgium and Korea.

Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR6.
Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Monday, 21 February 2011


Promising, if somewhat erratic, first half to season, scoring more points than in whole of 2010. Celebrate 100th Grand Prix with two top-ten finishes in Hungary. Good results continue with seventh places in Italy and Korea, but miss out on seventh overall by three points.

(L to R): Jaime Alguersuari (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso with team mate Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Scuderia Toro Rosso. Formula One Testing, Day One, Valencia, Spain, Monday 1 February 2010.


First season as a 'true constructor', independent of sister Red Bull team. Reach Q2 at most rounds, but point-scoring race results remain few and far between. Best an eighth place, courtesy of Buemi, in Canada. Finish ninth overall, ahead only of the new teams.

Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR4.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 26 July 2009


Slow start, with both Bourdais and Buemi struggling to qualify well. Bourdais replaced by 19 year-old Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari after nine rounds. Introduce major car upgrade in Hungary, but not enough to prevent team finishing last in the standings.

Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Toro Rosso on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Race, Monza, Italy, Sunday, 14 September 2008


After faltering start, go from strength to strength with Vettel taking team's maiden pole and victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Score consistently in latter third of season to beat parent Red Bull Racing team to sixth in the standings. Berger sells stake in team back to Red Bull.

Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates with Gerhard Berger (AUT) Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Part Owner.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 7 October 2007


Poor start sees 13 retirements in first 10 Grands Prix. American Scott Speed dropped in July and replaced by former BMW Sauber reserve Sebastian Vettel. Improvements lead to best result to date in China, Vettel and Liuzzi taking an eight-point haul.

Scott Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 28 May 2006


Positive first season for Red Bull's 'junior' team, formerly Minardi. As only team to retain (restricted) V10 power, increasingly challenge sister RBR cars, with Liuzzi scoring maiden point in US. Former racer Gerhard Berger becomes team principal after buying stake.