On the eve of the first day of pre-season testing, Scuderia Toro Rosso revealed its 2017 challenger, the STR12. Drivers Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz unveiled the car, featuring a stunning new livery, in the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit pit lane this evening
The 2017 F1 season will 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. 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 Scuderia Toro Rosso team has worked extremely hard to ensure they have a very competitive season. The chassis is mated to what is possibly the most competitive engine they have had so far in the hybrid era, as they return to Renault power once more.
Daniil Kvyat will be in his fourth year as a Formula 1 driver and Carlos Sainz will now tackle his third season with the team. They are a very talented pairing and they have worked very hard over the winter to be ready for the additional physical challenges involved in driving these new and faster cars.
The crew that will look after the cars at the track is also very well prepared and generally, throughout the company they have the stability and strength in depth to tackle this season, when the pace of car development will be much faster than over the past couple of years.
Finally, they really like the first major livery change of their twelve years on the F1 grid and this new look is reflected in the pit garage, which has also been updated to make life easier while working around these much larger cars.