Scuderia Toro Rosso has taken the covers off its 2015 Formula 1 challenger, the STR10, on the eve of pre-season testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit.
The car – designed by the in-house team led by technical director James Key with chief designers Paolo Marabini and Matteo Piraccini – will be raced by the all-rookie line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr.
“We’ve put a lot of work into the STR10 and we are convinced that we will have a successful year,” team principal Franz Tost said.
After the team finished eighth in the 2014 Constructors’ Championship standings, Tost was bullish about the Faenza’s outfit’s prospects in 2015.
“Our objective is to finish fifth in the Constructors’ Championship and we are ready to do our best to achieve it. Our engine partner Renault has also worked very hard to come up with new modifications and I’m sure that our joint effort will give us a package which will certainly be very competitive. All in all, we have a much stronger team as well as a very competitive STR10 and fast drivers; it’s a great combination.
“We have a very high-skilled young driver pairing which makes this season even more exciting. They both showed fantastic performances throughout their career, winning races and championships, and it’s because of their driving skills that Red Bull has decided to bring them to Scuderia Toro Rosso. I’m really sure that they are very well prepared for this challenge, as is the rest of the team. We are ready for it!”
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