A look at the past!

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 cars have taken part in the Formula 1 World Championship since 2006. The team was established with the intention of providing F1 drives for talented youngsters coming from the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme.

The first car was the STR1, fitted with a normally aspirated V10 engine. It made its debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix and soon after scored its first point in Indianapolis that same year. The following year, Scuderia Toro Rosso’s STR2 marked a switch to a normally aspirated V8, the engine configuration that would power all Formula 1 cars up to the end of 2013. Then, from 2014, the STR9 was our first car in the hybrid era, with power units featuring a turbo-charged 1600cc V6.

Over the past 12 years, engines have gradually been downsized, while the F1 cars themselves have actually got bigger. One of the biggest steps of this trajectory was introduced in 2018, when aerodynamic grip was greatly increased, as was mechanical grip thanks to the introduction of much bigger tyres.


Toro Rosso designs its own F1 cars

Up until 2010, our cars were designed in close collaboration with Red Bull Technology. However, starting with the STR5, Toro Rosso began to operate autonomously, designing and producing the cars entirely at its Faenza factory.

Apart from the work in the Italian factory, Toro Rosso can count on the efforts of its aerodynamics department, based in Bicester at our wind-tunnel facility. As from 2019, synergies with Red Bull Technology are again on the rise, partly down to the fact that the two sister teams, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso are running the same power unit, supplied by our partner, Honda.

Here are all the Scuderia Toro Rosso cars that have taken part in the Formula 1 World Championship: from the STR1 to the STR14, including the 2008 STR3, which delivered our first win.

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