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.


  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Scuderia Toro Rosso in action during Formula 1 testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland drives the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland drives the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland drives the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Scuderia Toro Rosso in action during Formula 1 testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Jaime Alguersuari of Spain attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (L) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (R) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Jaime Alguersuari of Spain attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (L) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (R) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (L) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (R) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (top) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari of Spain unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 is unveiled at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (L) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (R) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (L) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (R) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi (R) of Switzerland and Jaime Alguersuari (L) of Spain attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Jaime Alguersuari of Spain attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Jaime Alguersuari of Spain attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Toro Rosso Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland prepares to drive the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 is unveiled at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Toro Rosso Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Toro Rosso Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Jaime Alguersuari of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso is seen at a press conference during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Toro Rosso Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli (R) is seen talking with Sebastien Buemi (2nd left) and new Toro Rosso Chief Designer Ben Butler (L) during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Toro Rosso Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli (R) is seen talking with Sebastien Buemi (2nd left) and new Toro Rosso Chief Designer Ben Butler (L) during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: New Toro Rosso Chief Designer Ben Butler is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: Detail on the Scuderia Toro Rosso transporter is seen at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: The drivers helmet of Jaime Alguersuari of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 01: The drivers helmet of Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Scuderia Toro Rosso is seen during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 1, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

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