Scuderia Toro Rosso took the wraps off their new Formula 1 car, the STR7. The step nose looks particularly ugly on this one.
To set the car apart form the new Red Bull RB8, Toro Rosso didn’t use the part above the cone as an air intake. They just made it a complicated shape which must have some sort of aerodynamic purpose.
Apart from that, the car also has a modified front wing with limited movement according to the latest FIA rules. The new component is less flexible and heavier than before, and that cause troubles with weight distribution and all sort of things. The exhausts are also revised, and he electronics readjusted.
Toro Rosso’s drivers lineup is, well, we don’t know what it is because no one has ever heard of these guys! The SRT7 will be driven by the 22-year-old Australian Daniel Ricciard, and the 21-year-old French Jean Eric Vergne. Toro Rosso has gone for a young and energetic team, disregarding the importance of experience.
CAR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Official car name: STR7
Engine: Ferrari V8 Type 056
Chassis material: Composite monocoque structure
Bodywork material: Carbon fibre composite
Front suspension: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers
Rear suspension: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers
Steering: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Gearbox: Seven-speed hydraulic
Clutch: Sachs Triple-plate pull-type
Pads and discs: Brembo
Cooling system (radiators, heat exchangers): Scuderia Toro Rosso
Cockpit instrumentation: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Seat belts: OMP
Steering wheel: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Driver’s seat: Carbon fibre construction,moulded to driver’s shape
Extinguisher system: Scuderia Toro Rosso/FEV
Wheels: Advanti Racing
Fuel cell: ATL
Overall weight : 640 kg (including driver and camera)