Toro Rosso Formula One Team has opened a week for the launch of the new F1 cars in 2019, and presented their new F1 car STR14, which will use the Honda F1 RA618H power units for the second consecutive year and share more parts with Red Bull.
Toro Rosso presented the new STR14 in the same colors they introduced in 2017, which clearly differentiates them from the main Red Bull team, and this year they will use the same engines as the main team which has also moved to Honda.
Synergy with Red Bull power units have enabled Toro Rosso to share the list of parts that teams do not need to make on their own, such as gearboxes, rear suspension and hydraulics, just as Haas buys Ferrari parts, which will cut costs.
The team finished ninth in the last year constructors’ championship, ahead of Williams, and this year they want to use increased technical cooperation with Red Bull and focus on performance details.
“The goal is always to be better in order to compete at the highest level, and this winter we have been working intensively to bring a few organizational changes that should overcome some of the problems we have had in the past,” said Franz Tost.
“We have analyzed internal procedures to optimize our strengths and minimize weaknesses.”
“Compared to the other teams, Toro Rosso has less people, but the synergy with Red Bull Technology for parts that are not on the list will leave us more time to focus on the details.”
“Focusing on detail makes the difference and brings more performance.”