The STR10 was revealed today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. As the car’s codename implies, 2015 will be Scuderia Toro Rosso’s tenth year in Formula 1. The drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz whipped the sheets off Scuderia Toro Rosso’s challenger for the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship in the Jerez pit lane, the day before the serious business of testing gets underway with four days of track action.
The STR10 has been produced under the
technical directorship of James Key, Chief Designers Paolo Marabini
(Chief Designer - Composites & Structures) and Matteo Piraccini
(Chief Designer - Mechanical & Systems.) Built by the team in
Faenza, Italy, it owes its shape to the efforts of the Wind Tunnel staff
in Bicester, UK. Carlos Sainz, will have the honour of being the first
to drive the new car tomorrow, here in his native Spain. The team’s
other rookie Max Verstappen will drive on Monday and Wednesday, with
Sainz back in on the Tuesday.
Carlos Sainz (Car number 55): "I am very happy to be making my first official appearance as a Formula
1 driver here in Spain and I am looking forward to trying the car for
the first time tomorrow. I have worked very hard over the winter on my
personal fitness, as well as spending time in Faenza to familiarise
myself with the team, having also done some days in the simulator. Now
we have just 12 days to prepare for Melbourne, so going through all the
race weekend procedures will be a priority for me, as well as putting in
as many miles as possible behind the wheel."
Max Verstappen (Car number 33): "I can’t wait for the season to start and tomorrow will seem like a
very long day, watching Carlos in the car! With two days in the 2014 car
at the Abu Dhabi test and the Friday mornings I did last season,
combined with time spent in the simulator, I feel well prepared and I’m
really up for this challenge, which is very exciting. Six days on track
here in Spain and then it will be time to head for Australia and my
first Grand Prix, something I have been looking forward to ever since I
Franz Tost (Team Principal): "The 2015 season is a
new challenge for all of us. We’ve put a lot of work into the STR10 and
we are convinced that we will have a successful year. 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."
"Another point that also makes me happy is that 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!"