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Toro Rosso Could Take Sauber’s Honda F1 Engines Next Season 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, honda, Motorsport, racing, Reports, Toro Rosso on 07 30th, 2017

Sauber may have canceled its deal with Honda to run its engines in Formula One next season, but the Japanese manufacturer isn't giving up just yet.
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Watch All 2017 New-Look F1 Cars In Action During Barcelona Testing 28
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Ferrari, Force India, Haas, McLaren-Honda, mercedes, racing, Red Bull, renault, Sauber, Toro Rosso, video, Williams on 02 28th, 2017

With pre-season testing under way in Barcelona, Formula 1 teams are looking to get in as many laps as they can, hoping to iron out all the kinks before the season opener in Melbourne.
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2017 Toro Rosso STR12 No Longer Looks Like A Red Bull 27
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, Motorsport, racing, Toro Rosso on 02 27th, 2017

The Toro Rosso STR12 has just debuted in Spain ahead of F1 pre-season testing and has undergone a comprehensive overhaul.
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Daniil Kvyat Staying At Toro Rosso, Valterri Bottas At Williams For 2017 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, Motorsport, racing, Toro Rosso, Williams on 10 25th, 2016

Formula One will see some of its drivers playing the big game of musical chairs for next season. But others are staying right where they are.
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David Coulthard Narrates A Lap Of The 2015 Malaysian GP 28
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Malaysia, Toro Rosso, video on 09 28th, 2016

There have been 17 Formula 1 races at Sepang since 1999 and in total, the Malaysian Grand Prix has seen 9 different winners throughout the years.
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Carlos Sainz Has Seen Toro Rosso’s 2017 Chassis And He’s Thrilled 4
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Motorsport, racing, Reports, Toro Rosso on 09 4th, 2016

If the solution to make Formula 1 great again is wider tires and better aerodynamics, then 2017 could be the most exciting season in years.
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2016 Formula 1 Mid-Season Teammate Comparison 27
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Ferrari, Force India, Haas, Manor, mercedes, racing, Red Bull, renault, Reports, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams on 08 27th, 2016

The Formula 1 circus has officially ended its vacation and returned to action today at Spa-Francorchamps for the 13th round of the 2016 championship. Right before the red lights go out tomorrow and with eight races remaining 'till the end, it's time we took a quick look at the drivers.
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Carlos Sainz Retained By Red Bull For 2017 F1 Season 29
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Reports, Toro Rosso on 06 29th, 2016

Spanish F1 driver Carlos Sainz will continue driving for Toro Rosso for a third consecutive year after Red Bull picked up the option on his contract.
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Vote: Which F1 Team Has The Best Livery This Season? 18
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Carscoop Poll, F1, Ferrari, Force India, Haas, Manor, mclaren, McLaren-Honda, mercedes, Poll, racing, Red Bull, renault, RenaultSport, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams on 06 18th, 2016

We're now a third of the way through the 2016 Formula One World Championship, with the Canadian Grand Prix completed this past weekend, and the new European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan set to take place next weekend.
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Toro Rosso Hoping To Share More F1 Tech With Red Bull In 2017 7
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Red Bull, Reports, Toro Rosso on 06 7th, 2016

With Toro Rosso returning to Renault engines in 2017 and Red Bull extending their partnership with the French automaker as well, the two teams could go back to sharing valuable F1 technologies.
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Red Bull & Toro Rosso Sign Engine Deal With Renault 29
Posted by Carscoops Staff in F1, Red Bull, renault, RenaultSport, Toro Rosso on 05 29th, 2016

Renault will be powering more than its own team in the next FIA Formula One World Championship.
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Toro Rosso Wants Current-Spec Engine In 2017 25
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Reports, Toro Rosso on 05 25th, 2016

After securing year-old Ferrari engines for this season, it appears that Scuderia Toro Rosso's ambitions for 2017 are much greater than what we've been led to believe.
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Daniil Kvyat’s Demotion From Red Bull Racing “A Shock” 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, racing, Red Bull, Reports, Toro Rosso on 05 13th, 2016

Speaking to the media for the first time since being sent down to Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat revealed that what happened to him was completely unexpected.
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Kvyat Out, Verstappen In At Red Bull For Rest Of 2016 Season 5
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Red Bull, Reports, Toro Rosso on 05 5th, 2016

Red Bull Racing's driver lineup will look very different starting with this year's Spanish Grand Prix, as former Toro Rosso phenom Max Verstappen will replace Daniil Kvyat in the RB12.
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Carlos Sainz Thinks Red Bull’s RB12 Quicker Than Mercedes In Corners 13
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in F1, Red Bull, Reports, Toro Rosso on 04 13th, 2016

Toro Rosso second-year man Carlos Sainz went on record recently saying that the Red Bull RB12 is “an amazing car” and praising it for its cornering speeds.

Even though some, if not most people predicted Toro Rosso to be ahead of Red Bull at the beginning of the year, the standings certainly don’t reflect that with Daniel Ricciardo coming in fourth in each of the first two races.

During an interview with Autosport, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz said that “we’ve been asked many times about fighting Red Bull, and obviously we want to fight them, but we need to keep in mind it is one of the best, if not the best chassis on the grid.”

The young Spaniard added that “the engine this year doesn’t look that bad any more. They are as quick as us on the straights, so definitely Red Bull will be very tough for us in the coming races. We can see Ricciardo’s data on the GPS and everything. We can see it in the medium and low-speed corners. They are really quick – as quick as Mercedes, if not more.”

At the same time, Sainz is aware that there is also a huge budget discrepancy between Toro Rosso and Red Bull, which leaves his team at a disadvantage.

“You also see the budget they have compared to us, it’s on a different planet, in a different league. We shouldn’t look too much at them anymore I don’t think, at least on the kind of circuit as in Bahrain. Hopefully we can keep in touch with Force India and Williams, especially at circuits that will be a bit more in our favour.”

Asking Ricciardo about the RB12 reveals what he thinks about his car’s braking ability and that it is under braking that the Red Bull may have an edge over its competitors.

“Even though we lost a bit on the straights there were still some pretty big braking zones, and that’s where we made up some of the time,” said Ricciardo. “The car has been good on the brakes. Particularly in qualifying [in Bahrain] I had good confidence with it. I saw my sector one was fairly competitive considering a lot of it is straight, so I figure we gain a lot of that back in braking.”

Perhaps Sainz is right not to compare his own team’s performance with that of Red Bull’s, especially since the two outfits are currently separated by 19 points in the Constructors’ standings. However, circuits faster than Bahrain and Melbourne are what’s coming next on the calendar and Toro Rosso’s 2015 Ferrari power unit might help the team narrow the gap to Red Bull.