Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 launch invitation

The Clock is ticking and it's nearly 12

February 6, 2017

That's 12 as in STR12, this year's Scuderia Toro Rosso car. All went well when we fired it up here in the factory in Faenza last Friday and so now there is just under three weeks to go until we officially pull the dustsheet off our new 2017 car and reveal it to the world.

Keeping with the tradition of the past few years, the unveiling will take place at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit, in the pit lane outside our garage. Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat will reveal the car at 4.30 in the afternoon on Sunday 26th February, for the usual photo call, followed by a chat with the media.

It's on the Monday that the action starts, when the traffic light at the end of the pit lane will go green at exactly 09h00 to signal the start of eight days of pre-season testing, split into two sessions, both at the same track, with a four day gap in between them.

Carlos will have the honour of giving the STR12 its track baptism, which will mean we will have a very impatient Daniil in the garage, waiting for his turn the day after.