• JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 is unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (hidden) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 is unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 is unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 is unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 is unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 about to be unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 about to be unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: The new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 about to be unveiled at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) at the launch of the new STR7 Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One car at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (L) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attend the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (C) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (L) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia shares a joke with Eric Silbermann of Scuderia Toro Rosso while attending the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean-Eric Vergne (R) of France and Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia unveil the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 alongside CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (C) at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo (R) of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo (L) of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche attends the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche attends the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche attends the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche attends the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche attends the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost (L) and CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche (R) attend the launch of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
  • JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 06: Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost attends the unveiling of the new Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7 at the Circuito de Jerez on February 6, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
With the first test session of the season now under way in Jerez, Spain, the remaining teams – that is, at least, the ones that have their cars ready – are presenting their new designs for the 2012 Formula One World Championship. The latest among them: Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Long known as the Red Bull B-squad, STR positions itself as something of a training squad for new drivers moving into F1 as an extension of the company's young driver training program. And for that reason it axed both of its drivers (Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastian Buemi) in favor of fresh talents Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne.

Like most (make that all so far except McLaren), the new STR7 which they'll be driving this year is distinguished from last year's field by a rather unsightly, platypus-style stepped nose and tighter sidepods and hindquarters. Ferrari once again provides its Type 056 V8 engine, driving through a seven-speed gearbox and assisted by a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) and Drag Reduction System in the rear wing.

With its new drivers and car, Toro Rosso hopes to finish sixth or seventh in the championship this year; an ambitious goal considering that the last time it finished that well was in 2008 when Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix against all odds – a victory that still stands as the only podium finish out of the 108 races the team has contested in its six years of racing. We'll be watching to see how they fare.


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      john m
      • 3 Years Ago
      hhmmm... all these cars look the same. It's getting to be Europes version of NASCAR:( At least they don't JUST turn left...
        ThomasP
        • 3 Years Ago
        @john m
        you do realize that red bull has 2 teams, and their color schemes are the same right?