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Toro Rosso STR11 hits the track in Spain

22 Feb 2016

Carlos Sainz handed the new Toro Rosso STR11 its track debut as F1 testing got underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on Monday.

The Italian team have switched from Renault to Ferrari power units ahead of the new campaign - a significant change which necessitated a change in the new machine’s architecture and contributed to the STR11 debuting in a temporary dark blue livery.

Toro Rosso plan to officially launch the new car - and its 2016 colour scheme - on February 29, a day before the second test begins.

Sainz is scheduled to drive on days one and three of this week's four-day session, with 2015’s top rookie scorer Max Verstappen behind the wheel on days two and four. 

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