Toro Rosso Pull Covers Off STR9

Toro Rosso are the latest team to pull the covers off their 2014 car after an unveiling at the Circuit de Jerez today.

Jean-Eric Vergne and his new team-mate Daniil Kvyat were in Jerez ahead of the first of three pre-season tests this week.

The new Toro Rosso, named the STR9, looks similar to its predecessor, with the new lowered front wing being the noticeable difference.

 

“The season 2014 will be very interesting from many different points of view. I call it a year of new strategy and news,” Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost said today.

“We have had to design a new nose, new sidepods and new wings – never before have we started so early with the designs. The sidepods are bigger than in the past as we had to find space for the radiators. The team did a good job to place it without losing aero performance.

“Never before the last weeks have we worked as hard as with the STR9. The team was in factory until 2am to finish it but we managed it.”

Testing kicks off in Jerez tomorrow. McLaren will be forced to skip the test due to failing the mandatory pre-season tests, with Lotus opting to skip the test and Marussia today announcing that they would miss the test due to a technical issue.

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