Toro Rosso are the second team to reveal images of their 2019 challenger. This will be the 2nd year with Honda Power after a mixed 2018 resulted in 9th in the constructors, their worst result since 2012.
Toro Rosso’s technical director James Key departed from the team last season and will join McLaren later this season. With sister team Red Bull also running Honda power this season, Toro Rosso will share parts with Red Bull much like the Haas-Ferrari relationship.
“Components relative to the power unit will be the same specification as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, to be used within the regulations” Said Toro Rosso team principal, Franz Tost.
“Most of the remaining parts we receive from Red Bull Technology will be last year’s specifications.”
“Scuderia Toro Rosso, being a smaller team, could not follow the fast development and production process a bigger team can afford, especially considering that the release of the technical drawing could, for whatever reason, be delayed or delivered last minute.”
“Compared to other teams, Toro Rosso count on a smaller number of people, but the synergies with Red Bull Technology for the non-listed parts, now that Aston Martin Red Bull Racing will also be equipped with the Honda engine, will leave more time for our technical working groups to focus more on the details”
Neither of Toro Rosso’s 2018 drivers will remain at the team in 2019, Pierre Gasly will now driver for Red Bull while Brendon Hartley was announced as one of Ferrari’s simulator drivers.
Former Red Bull juniors Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon will fill the seats with this being Kvyat’s 3rd stint with Toro Rosso.
See images of the STR14 below:
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