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#1 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 13:06

Scuderia Toro Rosso is an Italian F1 team, based in Faenza, approximately 10 miles from Imola. 

 

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They also have a wind tunnel and aero department in Bicester, UK, 25 miles from Milton Keynes.

 

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso:

website - https://scuderiatoro...bull.com/en_INT

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ToroRosso

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tororosso/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/ToroRosso

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tororosso

 

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Team Principal : Franz Tost 

 

Drivers:

Daniil Kvyat (Rus) racing no. 26

Twitter - https://twitter.com/kvyatofficial

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/danydk1/

 

Alexander Albon (Thai, but UK really) racing no. 23

Twitter - https://twitter.com/alex_albon

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alex_albon/

Facebook - https://www.facebook...xalbonofficial/

 

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STR14
 
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Edited by johnwilliamdavies, 12 February 2019 - 16:44.


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#2 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 13:36

Kvyat: waste of a seat, there's no compelling reason why he's suddenly become a decent driver and sorted his head out after a year on the sidelines occasionally driving Ferrari's simulator. Can see him being slung out again. Talk about a glutton for punishment... 

 

Albon: could be decent if he can consistently perform at his peak. But he's had a few deep troughs in his junior career too. Red Bull isn't a place where those will be tolerated.



#3 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 13:51

On the car front, I wonder if James Key's departure will be disruptive... or was the car mostly designed before he left?



#4 GiorgioF1

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 13:55

Toro Rosso will be a test bed for Honda so it doesnt really matter which drivers they take as long as they are/were from RB programme. I'm sure they wont mind few extra millions from Kvyat's Lukoil and Albon maybe brings some money with him too. As soon as some Honda juniors are eligible for a superlicense they will drop Kvyat or Albon in a heartbeat anyways.



#5 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 14:03

On the car front, I wonder if James Key's departure will be disruptive... 

Marko doesn't seem to think so...

 

 

According to Marko, Key became marginalised when under Dietrich Mateschitz’s instructions the teams was told to develop a concept to synergise workforces.

Marko explained, “It shouldn’t be that we have almost the same technical team in Faenza as we have in Milton Keynes, in terms of the number of people.”

“Since then we have worked out a concept that is in the process of being implemented to this day. One problem was that James Key was not so happy with the concept, so, all in all, we reached a final solution that it would be easier without him.”

“The position will not be filled. A technical director in this sense is no longer necessary because of Red Bull Racing’s new concept,” added Marko.

 

https://www.grandpri...-not-be-filled/


Edited by johnwilliamdavies, 28 January 2019 - 14:04.


#6 TomNokoe

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 14:10

No Key means GG

#7 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 14:11

 As soon as some Honda juniors are eligible for a superlicense they will drop Kvyat or Albon in a heartbeat anyways.

 

I think Honda will get one seat.

 

Stands to reason, that's the way they operated in the 80s when they had four seats on offer.

 

Just trying to think who would be the next available contender, Yamamoto?



#8 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 14:11

No Key means GG

 

Huh?



#9 TomNokoe

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 15:08

Huh?


No [James Key] means GG [Good Game] (Game Over).

It rhymes.

#10 SenorSjon

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 15:53

Key was gardening since their first (failed) update. The only real development during the year was on the engine side I believe.



#11 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 17:37

No [James Key] means GG [Good Game] (Game Over).

It rhymes.

 

So it does.  :eek:  



#12 Exb

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 00:36

STR14 fired up
https://twitter.com/...7826304001?s=19

#13 potmotr

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 00:37

 

Yawn. Car fire ups are pretty much the most tedious social media contribution teams can make in the off season.



#14 baddog

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:53

Yawn. Car fire ups are pretty much the most tedious social media contribution teams can make in the off season.

 

I'd damned sure rather hear/see./know about the important step of a car being fired up for the first time than the usual social media nonsense we get from the marketing people.



#15 potmotr

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:02

I'd damned sure rather hear/see./know about the important step of a car being fired up for the first time than the usual social media nonsense we get from the marketing people.

 

The car won't be radically different from last year.

 

So it's not like managing to fire it up is some huge achievement.



#16 baddog

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:12

The car won't be radically different from last year.

 

So it's not like managing to fire it up is some huge achievement.

 

It is, for a builder, a really crucial moment. An actual real thing. Not a fake social media marketing ploy. I prefer this.



#17 Danyy

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:56

STR14 fired up
https://twitter.com/...7826304001?s=19


I really like that growl

#18 dn12005

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:17

It is, for a builder, a really crucial moment. An actual real thing. Not a fake social media marketing ploy. I prefer this.

 

As well as for new found fans who can't seem to soak up enough of F1 news and info, this has been a wonderful day...RF1, Merc-AMG, and STR all good stuff!!!



#19 Nathan

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 14:15

The car won't be radically different from last year.

 

So it's not like managing to fire it up is some huge achievement.

 

Infant mortality during labour in developed nations is very low, so a baby crying for the first time isn't a huge achievement - but all in the delivery room sure perk up their ears, don't they?  I suspect for team employees it's along similar lines. What's to be lost sharing it?



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#20 potmotr

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:40

Infant mortality during labour in developed nations is very low, so a baby crying for the first time isn't a huge achievement - but all in the delivery room sure perk up their ears, don't they?  I suspect for team employees it's along similar lines. What's to be lost sharing it?

 

Just seems predictable and lame. 

 

STR's social media content should aim higher. 



#21 juliuscaesar

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:54

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#22 thegamer23

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:34

My prediction, looking at the torso part of the new suit

 

 

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#23 noikeee

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:52

Just seems predictable and lame. 

 

STR's social media content should aim higher. 

 

... what?

 

So are you gonna be this butthurt all season long about them just because they sacked Hartley?



#24 w1Y

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:14

be nice to have more colour on the grid

#25 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:43

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Craig Scarborough on teaser photo - "Look like high inlet style sidepods, deep undercut, small vane set up outboard and what looks like a bargeboard mounted vertical fin"



#26 w1Y

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:09

What i dont understand with that photo is why go for the undercut of you have a massive barge board that covers it in front

#27 thegamer23

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:28

When?



#28 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:29



#29 Tiakumosan

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:29

They kept the light blue. Nice.

#30 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:30

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#31 thegamer23

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:31

UNEXPECTED

 

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NOT

 



#32 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:31

Such a shame about the halo. Otherwise, a lovely looking car !

#33 Danyy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:32

Looks good

#34 Boing 2

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:32

"Here is the reveal of our new car! can you see it clearly? you can? better turn a few more lights off then......"



#35 rootten

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:33

WOW looks awesome  :up:



#36 A3

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:33

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Not that much rake. And those sidepods, wow.



#37 RSRally

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:34

Very slim nose by TR/Red Bull standards. Guess the sister team's car will be pretty much the same as at least the whole rear end will be shared between the two.

#38 Knowlesy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:34

Yes, it's a Toro Rosso.



#39 jee

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:34

But that wheelbase



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#40 OvDrone

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:35

So most cars will have those Ferrari type sidepods eh?

 

I like 'em.



#41 PedroDiCasttro

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:35

You can tell they'll share a lot with RBR. Looks like a car designed by Newey.



#42 Beri

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:35

Very underwhelming.

#43 Boing 2

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:40

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#44 MadYarpen

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:40

Regardless of anything else, their livery works very well. For F1 standards, it's pretty.

 

I think bigger wings don't ruin proportions, so that's good news!



#45 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:40

CGI launches... urgh.

#46 Anja

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:41

Worst looking STR in many years. But it's not bad by itself, that's just in reference to how nice their cars always were. This one is just kinda 'meh'. 



#47 FordFiesta

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:41

Every car, first presented, after a loooong winter break looks more or less good.

#48 TomNokoe

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:51

The simplicity of 2019 aero does exacerbate the length of the cars. No longer can you be drawn to complicated front wings, etc.

The taller rear wing doesn't look out of place.

But overall, a well balanced appearance.

Edited by TomNokoe, 11 February 2019 - 13:55.


#49 RedBaron

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:55

Love that front wing.

#50 jstrains

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:56

Do you think they will need extra holes in the engine cover during testing?