Toro Rosso took the wraps off their 2015 car in the Jerez pit lane before the first of this year’s three pre-season tests got underway at the Spanish circuit. 2015 will be Scuderia Toro Rosso’s tenth year in Formula 1 and the Renault-powered STR10 will be raced by the team’s all-rookie driver line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr.
The STR10 has been produced under the technical directorship of James Key, and chief designers Paolo Marabini and Matteo Piraccini. The new STR10 will be built in-house by the Italian team at their Faenza base.
The new car boasts a long, pointy nose although the team made clear they are already working on a second version in time for the first race of the season. Indeed, Technical Director James Key stressed that the team will bring a “substantially different car” to March’s Melbourne season-opener.
Sainz, said “I am very happy to be making my first official appearance as a Formula One driver here in Spain I have worked very hard over the winter on my personal fitness, as well as spending time in Faenza to familiarize myself with the team”
Dutch team mate Verstappen, 17, said he is equally keen to get on with preparations for his Grand Prix debut in March, when he will become the youngest F1 racer in history: “I can’t wait for the season to start!”
With Spain’s Sainz representing the team’s ‘elder statesman’ at the age of just 20, Toro Rosso will field the youngest line-up in the history of F1.