Toro Rosso became the last F1 outfit to launched their 2017 car on Sunday evening, as drivers Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat pulled the wraps off the 2017 challenger STR12 – whole with much modified livery – at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
“For all Formula One fans, 2017 should be a year of excitement and uncertainty, as the sport’s technical regulations have undergone one of the biggest changes we have seen in a couple of decades,” commented Franz Tost, Toro Rosso team principal.
“In simple terms, the cars are wider, longer, lower, faster, noisier and use bigger tyres, promising more grip, higher cornering speeds and hopefully even closer racing.
“Everyone in the team has worked extremely hard to ensure we have a very competitive season. Our chassis is mated to what is possibly the most competitive engine we have had so far in the hybrid era, as we return to Renault power once more.
“We really like the first major livery change of our 12 years on the F1 grid and this new look is reflected in our pit garage, which has also been updated to make life easier while working around these much larger cars.”