Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso's STR14 challenger for the 2019 Formula 1 season came through its filming day in Italy on February 13 with flying colours ahead of the season start in Melbourne on March 17. Followed by a drone, the 2019 challenger did not encounter any problems on the Misano track ahead of the first pre-season testing this week in Spain. Returning Daniil Kvyat and rookie Alex Albon will now look to get serious laps under their belts on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to increase the chances of a good Australian GP result. // Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR14 Honda on track during a filming day in Misano Adriatico, Italy on February 13, 2019. // Samo Vidic / Red Bull Content Pool

Toro Rosso: Latest News, Results, Drivers and Car Updates

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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.

A number of their former drivers have been promoted to Red Bull, namely, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Daniil Kvyat, and now Pierre Gasly.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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.

Best of Toro Rosso

On-track Achievements

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’s Sponsors

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Charity

Like sister team Red Bull, Toro Rosso also support Wings for Life Charity.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Founded2006
OwnerDietrich Mateschitz
Constructors Championships0
Drivers Championships0
Prize Money Won$42.4 million
EngineHonda
TiresPirelli