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 and CEPSA, who hosted today’s launch, has sponsored the team for the past 4 years.
Scuderia Toro Rosso Press Release
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 our 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. Our other rookie Max Verstappen will drive on Monday and Wednesday, with Sainz back in on the Tuesday.
Carlos Sainz (Car number 55 – driving duties: 1st & 3rd February):
“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 – driving duties: 2nd & 4th February):
“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 started karting.”