Toro Rosso


Toro Rosso

Base: Faenza, Italy
Team Principal: Franz Tost
Technical Chief: Giorgio Ascanelli
Drivers: S Buemi
J Alguersuari
Test Drivers: D Ricciardo
Chassis: STR6
Engine: Ferrari
Tyres: Pirelli
First Season: 2006
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 1st (x1)
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest Laps: 0

2011 Results

GP Pts. Total
Australia 4 4
Malaysia 0 4
China 0 4
Turkey 2 6
Spain 0 6
Monaco 1 7
Canada 5 12
Europe 4 16
Great Britain * *

Team History

A promising start to season, managing to achieve points in two of the first four races and several Q3 appearances.
The team’s first season as a ‘true constructor’, independent of sister Red Bull team. Reach Q2 in qualifying at most rounds, but point-scoring race results remain few and far between. Best finish an eighth place, courtesy of Buemi, in Canada. Finish ninth overall, ahead only of the new teams.
A Slow start, with both Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastien Buemi struggling to qualify well. Bourdais replaced by 19 year-old Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari after nine rounds. The team introduce a major car upgrade in Hungary, but it’s not enough to prevent them finishing last in the standings.
After a faltering start, the team go from strength to strength with Vettel taking team’s maiden pole and victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Score consistently in latter third of season to beat parent Red Bull Racing team to sixth in the standings. Berger sells stake in team back to Red Bull.
A roor start sees 13 retirements in first 10 Grands Prix. American Scott Speed dropped in July and replaced by former BMW Sauber reserve driver Sebastian Vettel. Improvements lead to best result to date in China, Vettel and Liuzzi taking an eight-point haul.
Former F1 minnows Minarda are transformed into Red Bull’s ‘junior’ team and kick off with a positive first season. As the only team to retain (restricted) V10 power, they increasingly challenge sister RBR cars, with Liuzzi scoring maiden point at Indianapolis. Former racer Gerhard Berger becomes team principal after buying stake.
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