The STR11 was the single-seater built by the Toro Rosso team to participate in the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship. The car was once again driven by Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen. Over the course of the season, the Dutchman switched to Red Bull and Daniil Kvyat took his place.
The technical sheet
For 2016, Scuderia Toro Rosso abandoned the Renault power units and switched to Ferrari ones. The Prancing Horse supplied the 2015 version of its engine, as approved by the FIA. For Toro Rosso, it was a blast from the past, since Ferrari had already supplied its engines from 2007 to 2013. The Ferrari 060 engine was housed in the monocoque built in Faenza.
The STR11 suspension pattern continued to follow that of previous years, pushrod at the front and pullrod at the rear. The upper and lower arms were made of carbon fibre. Calipers, pads and brakes were supplied by Brembo, while the transmission – with eight sequential ratios – was made and supplied by Red Bull Technology.
For the first four races of 2016, the Toro Rosso STR11 was driven by Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz. The car was competitive and in the inaugural race in Melbourne, where both drivers scored points, something which they went on to repeat in China.
As from the Spanish GP, Verstappen transferred to Red Bull Racing and Kvyat returned to race with Toro Rosso. On four occasions, the STR11 managed to finish sixth: once with Verstappen in Bahrain, and then in Spain, the USA and Brazil with Carlos Sainz.
The season ended with seventh place in the constructors’ classification, with 63 points.
COMPOSITE MONOCOQUE STRUCTURE
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO, ALUMINIUM ALLOY. GEARS: EIGHT-SPEED SEQUENTIAL – HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED, SUPPLIED BY RED BULL TECHNOLOGY
Front: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, anti roll bars
Rear: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, anti roll bars
BREMBO CALIPERS, PADS AND DISCS. SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO BRAKES BY WIRE
- NUMBER OF CYLINDERS
- MAX RPM
- 15,000 rpm
- NUMBER OF VALVES
- VEE ANGLE
- 90 degrees