Toro Rosso have become the first team to present their 2019 Formula 1 car – the STR14.
Toro Rosso’s 2019 F1 car was revealed in an online launch on the team’s YouTube channel. The team have retained the same livery as last year. Here’s the full launch video:
This will be the second season of Honda-power for the Toro Rosso team, who will enjoy a tighter relationship with sister team Red Bull in 2019. On the driver front, it’s all change for 2019, with Pierre Gasly moving up to the senior team and Brendon Hartley taking on a simulator driver role with Ferrari. Instead, Daniil Kvyat re-joins Toro Rosso for a third stint, after previously being dropped by the team in the closing stages of the 2017 season. He’ll be joined by Alexander Albon – a former F2 racer, who is highly rated among his peers.
Toro Rosso slipped to ninth in the Constructors’ Championship last year, but hope to move up the field as the Honda engine develops further.
Read more about Toro Rosso’s team history in our Team Profile.
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