Toro RossoHistory of Toro Rosso, in contrast to the oldest member of Formula 1 team Ferrari, not full of victories and spectacular events. In the four years since the date of creation, the only victory and pole position brought Toro Rosso only young racer Sebastian Vettel. Toro Rosso «rose" from the team Minardi, which in 2005 was acquired by Red Bull. Trying to put an end to rumors and gossip ambiguous, Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull boss is trying to convince the public okologonochnuyu that the team is sold only as a testing ground for inexperienced riders. Toro Rosso's debut was pretty confident. Riders Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed made the impossible seem easy, and toyed with his rivals - such as Formula 1 newcomers. Still, such a brilliant debut can not be named. His spectacled by Toro Rosso was able to open only in the tenth stage of the Grand Prix of the USA, and Liuzzi for the 2006 season has managed to earn just one point. In 2007, the success of Toro Rosso become more visible. Sebastian Vettel in the Japanese Grand Prix came in third place, but the lack of experience did not allow him to remain in this position. The next race in China have been better. Vettel has come to finish fourth. This undoubted success has allowed Toro Rosso to take in the Constructors' Championship in seventh place, ahead of team Honda and Spyker. 2008 until the most successful in the history of Toro Rosso. After the failures at the beginning of the season, the team began to gain momentum. Sebastian Vettel managed to take pole position at the Italian Grand Prix and bring the team first and, alas, so far only victory. Throughout the season, Toro Rosso drivers Vettel and Bourdais continued to gain points. 39 points, more than ever the team allowed Toro Rosso to go up to sixth place in the Constructors' Championship. Toro Rosso next recession experienced in 2009. Having taken part in 17 competitions, the team was able to get over the whole season, only 8 points and as a result of only 10th place. What will be the season for Toro Rosso in 2010, it is difficult to say. Perhaps the Sebastien Buemi pilots and Jaime Alguersuari will make the team if not the leader, then a worthy opponent for the elders of Formula 1.
The French pilot of the Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hoping the Honda engine in 2018 will help him to fight for points in every race.Pierre went Out "I Hope we will have the potential to fight for points almost every weekend. But with the arrival of Honda is changing a lot, so today it is difficult to understand the potential that we will have during the season. We have to wait for the February tests.I was able to talk to Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, and they told me that the home Grand Prix will be a special moment that will need to savor, because this race is held only once a year.With the Renault engine went Out and has not earned any points.
Franz Toast, head of the team Toro Rosso, where Daniel spent almost three years, noted that the Russian pilot has a lot of potential, which, unfortunately, failed to disclose.Franz Toast "I still believe that Daniel is a natural talent. Sometimes he was faster than Daniel ricciardo, but for the last two years he was not able to use their full potential. He had a lot of incidents, there were many problems with reliability - all this affected his confidence, it killed its speed. Perhaps after the break we will be able to see the old Daniel.His weak spot is the first 100 meters and take the first turn. He too much wanted to achieve from the start of the race.I hope he will get another chance. In my opinion, he deserves a place in Formula-1".
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that Carlos Sainz, whose French team was poached from Toro Rosso at the end of the season, brought a lot of new energy.Cyril abiteboul "He obviously brought a lot of energy, of motivation, he has demonstrated a willingness to continue to move forward, to continue to show what he's capable of outside of the environment of Red Bull. Our team of op proved himself a strong pilot and was even able to score some important points.He showed some very useful areas for development for next year, because he came from the team with a different vision of the work. He brought with him some ideas and suggestions. He is very well versed in the mechanics of the car and how it all works. For us it will be a major step forward next year. We made the right decision, inviting the pilot".
As reported by Sky Sports, the former pilot of Red Bull and Toro Rosso Daniel Quat still claim a place in the Williams team.Daniel had already visited the base Williams in Grove. It is known that he, at least, once worked on a simulator of the British team.Besides Kvyat, the place in Williams expect Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.
Red Bull is already working with Honda, and everything goes to the fact that this team will go to Japanese engines in 2019. The Honda engineers have provided the opportunity to work in the Red Bull Technology centre, equipped with state of the art simulators.In the next year, given the collapse of the Union McLaren-Honda, the Japanese company will supply engines exclusively to Junior team Toro Rosso.Sports consultant to Red Bull "we're working with Honda to make the engine updated for more competitive Toro Rosso.We are very pleased with what Honda has done and will continue to do until the start of the season.Red Bull technology must also help to make progress. We'll see what happens. Only in the middle of next year we will know what to do in 2019".
The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa believes that the new partnership with Toro Rosso will be more fruitful for his company.Yusuke Hasegawa "Until now our partnership was more equal for us and the team. C McLaren was always some friction.It is obvious that Honda is a huge company, but we have little experience with modern Formula-1, so the McLaren is constantly chased us and demanded what we could not give. With Toro Rosso this will not happen. The command will use the current version of the concept of the power plant, so it will be a good starting point.We need to give Brendan and Pierre are good engines that they deserve to fight for points. Of course, they are very good pilots, but they are also newcomers to Formula 1, therefore, it is too early to say what results we can expect".
The head of Honda said that his company just wasn't ready to work with top team McLaren.Yusuke Hasegawa "the worst year was undoubtedly the first, but the third year was difficult.But I think we were able to recover slightly faster than in previous years. Motorsport is everything to Honda, is part of our DNA. We know that the race is sometimes difficult, it is a difficult task from the point of view of productivity and technology, that motivates us. So it makes no sense to throw all half way, it does not correspond to our mentality.Toro Rosso is more flexible for us. Exchange opinions with them easier. McLaren - the best team, but Honda was not ready for the best team. It is a fact.The new rules technically difficult, and it gets even harder. But we already work very closely with Toro Rosso.Very important for us to stay in Formula 1. We must continue to dream of becoming world Champions. This is our motivation and what keeps us".
The pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out on the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi showed 14-th result.Pierre went Out "Today I worked a lot with tires Soft. I can't say that satisfied with their work, because the fastest lap is not out for the full tanks and the subsequent problems with the MGU-K. However, we managed to collect a lot of information and to drive many circles. I'd really like to try the tires Gipersoft, but the team finished that yesterday".
In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.
After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.
The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley in Abu Dhabi finished only 15th in the points zone. Finish outside the top ten is not allowed to hold the sixth place in the constructors ' championship.Brendon Hartley "the Fight was very difficult, because we were fighting for sixth place in the championship. It's a shame that we lost him. I'm obviously very disappointed. Only positive thing is that during these last few weeks with the team I learned a lot and already feel at home here - it is very important before the start of next season.Work today was difficult, I could not overtake. There will be time for vacation, which I will spend the next season".
After the finish of the race the team Toro Rosso remembered Daniel Quate, writing strictly on his Twitter.In the message of Toro Rosso said "Thank you for a great season We know it's a tough sport, but we want to thank Kvyat for his years in our team.Good luck in 2018 Thank You, Daniel".
The pilot of Renault and Nico Hulkenberg finished in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in sixth position, despite a 5-second penalty received in the beginning of the race.Nico Hulkenberg "the Start was very dense. I immediately joined in the fight with Perez. I don't know how to comment on this situation by leaving the track, since we have different point of view on this issue. But I agree with the penalty. When I went in for a pit stop, I thought it very long, but then remembered that I was waiting for a five second penalty.At the end of the race we have met all our goals. We are satisfied with the result, so in General, all ended well. The sixth result was our maximum."Sixth place in the race allowed the team to bypass the Renault and Toro Rosso to take sixth place in the constructors ' championship.
Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.
According to the results of Friday practice in Abu Dhabi the best representative of Toro Rosso became Pierre went Out, showed the 15-th result.Pierre went Out "overall, it was a positive and productive day. We were able to hold two practices without any problems and to drive many circles, and it means that we were able to complete the program exactly as wanted. It's great.In the second half of the day I felt good on the Supersoft, but then on the Ul we are unable to improve their time and that means that we need to work on the settings for these types of tires. Otherwise it was a good start of the weekend. Let's see what the end for us, qualification".
The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley will lose ten positions at the start of Sunday's race for the replacement of elements of the power plant.On the new Zealander had set the ninth unit MGU-H. Considering the complexity of spare parts Renault, this replacement is likely not the last.
The following season, Honda will be working with the team Toro Rosso. Japanese motorists are configured during the season to stay ahead of colleagues from Renault.Yusuke Hasegawa Honda F1 "Gradually we are reducing the gap. During the winter break, we are going to make serious progress to during the season-2018 to catch up and overtake Renault".Recall that in the Renault camp switched the team McLaren, which last three years I suffered with Honda engines.
Two-time WEC champion Brendon Hartley stated that it learned of the decision to take him to Toro Rosso for season 2018 for a couple of weeks before the official announcement.Brendon Hartley "to be Honest, I learned about the contract in a couple of weeks before the official statement. For me it wasn't a surprise.I doubt I will be able to participate in two series simultaneously, so that the WEC will have to give.I don't know all the details of my contract for next season, but sometimes it's not easy to change from one series to another. Different machines that require different setup and style of flying".
The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz believes that the fight for sixth place in the championship will be very intense.Carlos Sainz "I left Brazil with a positive attitude, because I'm starting to feel in the car home. We with confidence travel to Abu Dhabi to fight for points. It will be a tough fight for sixth position in the team standings, but we are ready for the challenge.I'm still on a steep learning curve in this team, so I hope for another step forward in Abu Dhabi. Of course I want to qualify and finish in the top ten. Until now, we definitely only had positive races with Renault. And I want to finish the year with a satisfied smile on her face."Now Renault in the championship, seventh place. The Toro Rosso team it is second only 4 points. I wonder what Sainz for Toro Rosso earned 90 of points.
Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that the number of points this season does not reflect the real picture of the progress of his team.Gunther Steiner "I think that the points about saying something, but not everything. Even if we are engaged in a battle with equal power teams, we have a still different level of speed.I would not say that we would be better off if we had less points, but obviously we have made progress in all areas.We would like to improve their position in the championship. Today, the teams battling for sixth place, are approximately equal, so be sure to try to fix all in Abu Dhabi. At least one place we must rise above."Before the final race of the season, Haas concedes 2 points and 6 points, Renault is losing Toro Rosso.
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that the race in Yas Marina is a small Cup in the championship.Cyril abiteboul "This race is a small domestic championship. We are in a tight fight with Toro Rosso and Haas, and we still need to fight to win. One of us will take the sixth position, and someone seventh and eighth. Therefore we all prepare for the last race hard.We have five points more than now have with Toro Rosso, so we will have to attack, to become the sixth. At the same time we have to be careful because we are just two points ahead of Haas.We are confident in our pilots. Nico and Carlos are great together and pushing each other forward. This cooperation helps us to develop the car".
Team Toro Rosso has announced that next year it will be Frenchman Pierre went Out and the new Zealander Brendon Hartley, who made his debut in the last race of the current season.Franz Toast, head of the team "We are delighted that the Red Bull so early decided on our pilots for the next season. Pierre and Brandon showed that they are ready for Formula 1. They quickly adapted to the car and showed consistent results.We are impressed with how quickly they learn, and are willing to hold them for the full season. I hope we will be able to provide them with a competitive car. However, I am sure they will go all out to show good results."Pierre went Out "I'm glad I'll have a good season 2018 in the Toro Rosso. For me this will be the first full season in Formula 1.I want to thank everyone who helped and supported me on the way to Formula 1. Now I'm determined to achieve the maximum possible result in the final race in Abu Dhabi and next season"Brendon Hartley "it's Great that Toro Rosso has signed a contract with me for the season 2018. I'm glad I was able to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity to become a Formula 1 driver.I want to thank Red Bull and Toro Rosso for giving me a second chance. Now I will do everything possible to use a high note to finish this season".
The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".
Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.
The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley does not yet have a contract for season 2018.The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast "There is a possibility that our driver line-up next year will be completely different from present structure".To close this issue, father Hartley will travel to Abu Dhabi for the final Formula 1 season in 2017.Brian Hartley "as soon As we know what is happening and what can be done, I immediately tell".
A big scandal broke out in the paddock after Toro Rosso and Renault exchanged mutual accusations. According to the Italian team, Renault specifically sabotaging the work of the stables, as from next year, Toro Rosso goes into the mill Honda.The Toro Rosso statement "do Not forget that the team is fighting with Renault for the constructors' championship. As he said himself Cyril abiteboul, our problems may not be just coincidence."In defense of the Renault acted as a sports consultant to senior team Red Bull Helmut Marko "As usual, at the end of a long season seething emotions in full force. But it is important for us to work with Renault without conflict is a valuable relationship and they will remain. We believe that the engine supplier is fair in its work in relation to all its partners".
In Brazil, the pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out finished 12th. For a Frenchman, this is the best result in his career.Pierre went Out "It was definitely my best race for the team. We had good speed, the best since Malaysia. We knew that the race would be difficult because of the fine, but the result can be considered positive, given the start of the tail of the peloton. We knew that the start will be the key point, so the first turn I was in a good position. I overtook maybe three cars in the first turn, then on the second turn, after all talkany, I tried to stay in his position an even pace.From the point of view of speed we have learned all that I could. I was able to up the pace, but we were limited by the degradation of the rubber. We would not be able to race better than it is.
In Brazil, Fernando Alonso finished eighth. The whole race he was chasing Felipe Massa, but to go forward don't let a low power Honda engine.Fernando Alonso "We did not have much power during the whole race, and this was in Mexico. Several times I was very close to the Ground on the last turn, but even with activated DRS he left us. Okay, let Toro Rosso next year to worry about engine power.For us it's a great weekend I started sixth in the first rotation was the fifth and eventually earned some points".