Gerhard Berger, former Austrian Formula 1 driver, has bought 50 percent of the Red Bull 'junior' team Scuderia Torro Rosso. Berger's last involvement in F1 was as BMW's motorsports director during the early days of the company's involvement with Williams F1.
The deal is part of a larger transaction that sees Dieter Mateschitz' Red Bull buy a 50 percent stake in Berger Logistik, the Berger family's Austria-based transport company.

Berger will be personally involved in the operation of Scuderia Torro Rosso, and will serve in an advisory capacity for Red Bull's overall F1 involvement.

Meanwhile, the Scuderia's 2006 racecar, the STR01, ran for the first time Thursday at Jerez, Spain. The team will be running a rev-limited version of last year's Cosworth V10 under the FIA's V10-V8 equivalency formula. Up 'til now the team has been testing with last year's Red Bull RB1 chassis, but the rules require that each team design and build its own cars - hence the STR01.

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