Scuderia Toro Rosso took part in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship with the STR10. Making their F1 debut at the wheel were the sons of two famous names: the very young Dutchman Max Verstappen and the Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. The former is the son of Jos Verstappen, former F1 driver, while the latter is the son of the two-time World Rally Champion, Carlos Sainz.
The livery of the single-seater was designed in the team’s classic colours, red and blue, with the large bull – in red of course – airbrushed on the engine cover.
The technical sheet
The STR10 chassis, a monocoque made of composite material was powered for the second consecutive year by the Renault power unit, called Energy F1-2015, with a 1600 cc V6 Turbo engine associated with the hybrid systems for recovery of thermal energy (MGU-H) and kinetics (MGU-K). Like its predecessor, the STR10 also had a pushrod suspension system on the front and pullrod on the rear.
It was fitted with Penske shock absorbers and carbon wishbones. The gearbox was made of aluminium alloy with eight sequential ratios hydraulically controlled and supplied by Red Bull Technology. Calipers, pads and discs were supplied by the Italian firm Brembo, while the brake-by-wire system was made in Faenza.
The Toro Rosso STR10 was recognised by Race Tech magazine – a motorsport engineering publication – as one of the best on the track that year. The Bicester aerodynamic department received the “Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist of the Year” award at the end of the season for the exceptional work done in 2015.
The car designed by James Key was an evolution of the previous model. From the start, it showed that it was competitive and on three occasions it allowed Verstappen and Sainz to both finish in the points. At the wheel of the STR10, the young Dutch rookie was able to showcase his talent and get the best result of the season. He twice crossed the finish line just short of the podium in fourth position (in the Hungarian and US Grands Prix).
Scuderia Toro Rosso finished the season in seventh position with 67 points.
Composite monocoque structure
Scuderia Toro Rosso, Aluminium alloy. Eight-speed sequential – hydraulically operatedSupplied by Red Bull Technology
Front: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and Anti roll bars, Penske dampers.
Rear: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti-roll bars, Penske dampers
Brembo Calipers, Pads and Discs. Scuderia Toro Rosso brakes by wire
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- MAX RPM
- NUMBER OF VALVES
- VEE ANGLE
- 90 degrees
- FIA minimum weight of 145 kg