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What’s new for Ferrari powered Toro Rosso STR11

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What's new for Ferrari powered Toro Rosso STR11

What’s new for Ferrari powered Toro Rosso STR11

Here is the expectation of 2016 F1 Ferrari powered Toro Rosso STR11.

Did you enjoy the break? We did and now everyone at Toro Rosso is fully focused on the upcoming season, which starts in Melbourne in just over two months.

What can we expect to see this year? Well, for starters, a few more races as the calendar has been extended to a massive 21 rounds. That’s a new record, with one more Grand Prix than in 2012, when there were 20 races. There are two more races than last year, because Germany is back, with a race at Hockenheim and before that, we will be travelling to Azerbaijan for the first time ever for a street race, the European Grand Prix, around the capital city of Baku. This new venue runs just one week after the Canadian Grand Prix, which will make for a few logistical challenges. In fact, this is one of no fewer than six “back-to-backs,” the others being Austria-Great Britain, Hungary-Germany, Belgium-Italy, Malaysia-Japan and USA-Mexico.

The biggest change at Faenza is that, for this the third year of the new hybrid power-units, we will be fitting Ferrari engines in the back of the STR11. Ours will be based around the PU that the Prancing Horse used in 2015, but technical regulation changes give engine builders a bit more freedom than in the past two years: the number of tokens – the system that controls what can be changed on the PUs – is more generous than originally planned, up from 25 to 32. On top of that, more work can be carried out on the turbo and the actual hybrid systems.

Our STR11 will also feature a new exhaust system, as the rules stipulate that the turbo’s waste-gate must have its own exhaust; a change introduced so that the engines will make more noise! Last year saw the introduction of the Virtual Safety Car, with drivers having to stick to a set speed, without having a real Safety Car on track. So that drivers can be more familiar with the system and to speed up the return to normal track conditions, the VSC will also operate during the Free Practice sessions as from this year.

Possibly the biggest change is on the tyre front, as Pirelli will be making three rather than two dry weather compounds available for each race. Of the 13 sets per driver, per weekend, Pirelli will select 2 for the race (same or different compounds) and a third one of the softest is set aside for Q3. Drivers have a choice of compound for the remaining 10. In addition, there is a new compound for 2016, in addition to the existing ones, in the shape of the Ultrasoft, which is naturally going to prove a popular choice for Qualifying.

One thing that hasn’t changed for us is our driver line-up and with a whole season under their belts, it will be fascinating to see how Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen build on the promise they showed last year. (Source: scuderiatororosso.com)

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