• Feb 1, 2010

2010 Toro Rosso STR5 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Big deal, you say? Another F1 car, you say? Well it's a big deal in Faenza, where Scuderia Toro Rosso is based. That's because, in accordance with new regulations, this is the first car designed and built entirely in house since Red Bull acquired the team in 2005.

The STR5, then, might as well be called the STR1, because its predecessors were all designed by its sister team Red Bull Racing. Now STR's on its own, and this is the sword it will wield for the 2010 Formula One World Championship. Like other teams, Toro Rosso designed its car around the double diffuser which it adopted after a clarification to the rules mid-season last year. Also like its competitors, the STR5 abandons the KERS regenerative braking system, but takes on a bigger fuel tank in light of the new ban on mid-race refueling.

Although Volkswagen has joined STR as a nominal sponsor, "the other Scuderia" sticks with Ferrari power for 2010. With Toyota and BMW gone, the entire grid is being powered by only four engine suppliers: Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth. The STR5 will be piloted once again by Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, who – due to the mid-season test ban – is now in Valenica where the car was launched, undertaking his first F1 test session despite having raced last season. Click on the thumbnails below to jump to the mega-gallery of high-resolution images.



[Source: Scuderia Toro Rosso]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      There is more drama off the track than on when it comes to F1

      im sorry, no thanks
        • 4 Years Ago
        F1 has always been that way. All cars closely matched, with high downforce (unlike NASCAR), it's pretty hard to pass. Even some NASCAR drivers are calling for more downforce.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I rather like the looks but it's really about performance, isn't it?


      http://liveFerrari.com
      THE Ferrari discussion forum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      should i be worried that they are looking in different directions...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What do they mean "the other Scuderia" will keep Ferrari power. STR was the one using Ferrari power while sister team RBR used Renault engines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Toro Rosso is the "other Scuderia" with Ferrari being the first Scuderia.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's got an ugly nose just like the mercedes!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's true that F1 cars are designed to go fast over beauty, but usually a fast car is also the better looking one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could we possibly see a Toro Rosso Audi in the next year or two since VW has bought into the team?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only chance for that to happen is if the global economy blooms. It's only advertising space at this point. Would be near impossible for VW to justify the amount VAG spends on the LeMans effort plus greater obligations to F1.