The Toro Rosso F1 team are a year younger than sister team Red Bull. Toro Rosso was largely seen as a feeder team for Red Bull. The team were born from the ashes of the Minardi team. When Minardi boss, Paul Stoddart sold his remaining assets to Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz, Toro Rosso was the result.
Their driver line-up for 2019 was Russian driver Daniil Kvyat and Thai driver Alexander Albon.
The team changed the name to AlphaTauri after the 2019 season.
The team scored points in their first season, with Vitantonio Liuzzi finishing eighth in USA. Their big break came in 2008 at the Italian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel had stunned many when he nabbed pole position at a damp Monza circuit. He would later convert that into a win, again in the damp conditions. In the process, he broke the record for the youngest pole-sitter and youngest race winner.
To this day, his pole-position record still stands, despite Max Verstappen’s efforts. It also remains as Toro Rosso’s only win in their F1 career. That year, they also had a career-best finish of sixth in the constructor’s championship.
Toro Rosso largely share sponsors with Red Bull. For the sake of clarity, their title sponsor is Red Bull, for obvious reasons. Other sponsors include Pirelli, Honda, Siemens, and Casio. On October 19th, 2018, American fast-food giant KFC signed on as a sponsor.
Like sister team Red Bull, Toro Rosso also support Wings for Life Charity.
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