TORO ROSSO

  • Max Verstappen set to become youngest F1 driver September 29, 2014

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who took part...
  • Max Verstappen has first test with Toro Rosso September 11, 2014

    Dutch 16yearold Max Verstappen had his first proper Formula One test on Wednesday as Toro Rosso ramp up preparations for his race debut next year as the sport's youngest ever driver. The Italybased team said in a statement that Verstappen, who will be 17 on Sept. 30, drove the 2012 Toro...
  • Fernando Alonso expects to see Carlos Sainz in F1 sooner or later August 24, 2014

    Belgium: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says fellowSpaniard Carlos Sainz junior will be in Formula One 'sooner or later' despite the setback of Toro Rosso opting for Dutch teenager Max Verstappen next season. Sainz, who is a Red Bull junior driver, had been seen as a leading candidate for the Toro Rosso race...
  • 16yearold Max Verstappen to become youngest ever F1 driver August 19, 2014

    London: Dutch 16yearold Max Verstappen is set to become Formula One's youngest ever driver after the Toro Rosso team announced on Monday that he will replace Frenchman JeanEric Vergne in their lineup next year. Verstappen, son of former grand prix racer Jos, turns 17 only next month and is still too...
  • JeanEric Vergne handed 10place grid penalty at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    French driver JeanEric Vergne was handed a 10place grid penalty and his Toro Rosso Formula One team fined 30,000 euros ($41,300) on Friday after the right rear wheel came off his car during Spanish Grand Prix practice. Stewards said in a statement that the turn one incident, during the afternoon session...
  • Most of Melbourne problems are resolved, says Renault March 25, 2014

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's race in Malaysia. Renault supplies world champions Red Bull, their sister team Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham with the new V6...
  • Toro Rosso's new F1 car raise eyebrows and questions January 28, 2014

    Jerez, Spain: Toro Rosso's new Formula One car sent a gasp of astonishment and a flurry of ribald comments rippling through social media after it was unveiled on the eve of the first preseason Test on Monday. Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat and Frenchman JeanEric Vergne lifted a red sheet off the...
  • Toro Rosso's Vergne penalised for causing a collision November 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Toro Rosso's JeanEric Vergne was handed a 20second postrace penalty for colliding with Mexican Esteban Gutierrez on the final lap of the US Grand Prix on Sunday, dropping the Frenchman from 12th to 16th place. The drivethrough penalty was imposed after the finish of the race won by Red...
  • Russian Kvyat to race for Toro Rosso F1 team October 22, 2013

    London: Russian teenager Daniil Kvyat will race in Formula One next season after the Toro Rosso team named him on Monday as the surprise replacement for departing Australian Daniel Ricciardo. The announcement means Russia could have two drivers on the starting grid when the country hosts its first grand prix in...
  • Antonio Felix da Costa may replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso August 14, 2013

    Antonio Felix da Costa may replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso in 2014 season, their boss Franz Tost said. With Daniel Ricciardo in the running to replace Red Bull's Mark Webber, who will be quitting formula one at the end of the season, Toro Rosso have said they want to...
  • Daniel Ricciardo knows a lot rests on Hungarian GP July 26, 2013

    Budapest: There's a lot at stake for Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with a seat at Red Bull next season the potential reward for a strong performance at the Hungaroring. The Australian driver is vying with Toro Rosso teammate JeanEric Vergne and Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen for...
  • Daniel Ricciardo tops timesheets on second day of Young Driver Test July 19, 2013

    Silverstone: Daniel Ricciardo tested for Formula One champions Red Bull at Silverstone on Thursday but went quickest in his regular Toro Rosso race car. The Australian, battling Finland's 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen for the Red Bull seat to be vacated by Mark Webber at the end of the season, drove...
  • Pirelli says teams contributed to blowouts July 3, 2013

    Formula One teams contributed to the dramatic blowouts at Sunday's British Grand Prix by mounting rear tyres the wrong way around and running them with low pressures, supplier Pirelli said on Tuesday. Rejecting any suggestion that its product was dangerous, the Italian company said in a statement it would bring...
  • Mark Webber tips Daniel Ricciardo to replace him at Red Bull July 1, 2013

    Silverstone, England: Mark Webber has tipped fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo to replace him at Formula One champions Red Bull next season. The Toro Rosso driver started fifth and finished eighth in Sunday's British Grand Prix to set out his stall after Webber announced on Thursday that he was leaving at the...
  • Daniel Ricciardo tops first practice at rainhit Silverstone June 28, 2013

    Silverstone: The first practice of the British Grand Prix has been disrupted by rain, with most of the big names remaining in the paddock on Friday. Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest lap of 1:54.249 followed by Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who was 0.784 seconds off the pace. Williams driver Pastor...
  • Raikkonen ideal replacement for Webber, says Gerhard Berger June 18, 2013

    Former Toro Ross boss Gerhard Berger believes that Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen could be an ideal replacement for Mark Webber after the Red Bull veteran vacated his Formula One seat at the end of the year. Webber's future has been in serious doubt with Red Bull as his current contract...
  • JeanEric Vergne eyes Silverstone after strong Montreal June 14, 2013

    Toro Rosso driver JeanEric Vergne on Friday said that he is keenly awaiting the upcoming British Grand Prix after his strong finish at the Canadian Grand Prix.Vergne grabbed a careerbest sixth place in Montreal to give Toro Rosso their best result since Sebastian Vettel in 2008. In his Toro Rosso blog,...
  • Can JeanEric Vergne replace Mark Webber in RBR? June 14, 2013

    Toro Rosso driver JeanEric Vergne could replace Mark Webber after the Red Bull veteran vacated his Formula One seat, although Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus remains the hot favourite for the job. Vergne finished eighth in Monaco and clinched sixth place in Montreal, which represented Toro Rosso's best finish since the...
  • Renault set to power four teams next season June 13, 2013

    Paris: Renault expect to power four Formula One teams next season with Red Bull's two confirmed and Caterham and Lotus set to renew soon, Renault Sport F1 director JeanMichel Jalinier said on Thursday. The French manufacturer, who have helped Red Bull sweep up the last three constructors' titles, will supply the...
  • Raikkonen and Ricciardo demoted for pit lane error June 9, 2013

    Montreal: Formula One title contender Kimi Raikkonen and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo were handed two place grid penalties for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after pit lane offences in qualifying. They were penalised by Formula One stewards for jumping the queue to leave the pit lane after the second qualifying session had been...
  • Toro Rosso to use Renault engines in 2014 May 26, 2013

    Monaco: The Red Bullowned Toro Rosso Formula One team will switch from Ferrari engines to Renault next season, the French manufacturer announced on Sunday. The longterm deal means the Italybased team will be using the same units and gearboxes as champions Red Bull. Formula One's engine rules are changing next year with...
  • Alguersuari says Formula One has become an auction February 16, 2013

    Pirelli tyre tester Jaime Alguersuari vented his frustration at failing to secure a Formula One race seat on Saturday by saying the sport had become an auction favouring money over talent. The 22yearold Spaniard has been trying to find a way back onto the starting grid since he and Swiss...
  • Toro Rosso renews partnership deal with OMP January 31, 2013

    Milan: Toro Rosso has renewed their partnership agreement with OMP Racing for the 2013 Formula One season. OMP will continue to supply the Italian team with safety equipment and technical clothing for its race drivers and entire team. In a statement on Wednesday, Toro Rosso's team manager Gianfranco Fantuzzi said, "OMP...
  • F1 team Toro Rosso to keep Riccciardo, Vergne November 2, 2012

    Dubai: Formula One team Toro Rosso say their current driver lineup of Daniel Ricciardo and JeanEric Vergne will race again in the 2013 season. Toro Rosso made the announcement on Wednesday. Both drivers joined the team this season. Ricciardo is 17th with 12 points and Vergne 18th with nine in...
  • Sebastian Vettel is Formula One's youngest winner September 15, 2008

    Monza: Germany's Sebastian Vettel stunned Formula One as the sport's youngest race winner on Sunday with an exuberant victory for tiny Toro Rosso at their home Italian Grand Prix. The 21yearold, already the youngest to start a Grand Prix on pole position, gave his Ferraripowered team their first win with a...