In 2010, the regulations changed in Formula 1. The biggest change was that each team had to do most of the work in house when it came to design and manufacture of the car. The Toro Rosso STR5 was the result of the great commitment of designers and engineers in our team, both in our Faenza factory and in the Bicester wind tunnel.
The technical sheet
Toro Rosso STR5 was designed by a team led by Giorgio Ascanelli, Ben Butler and Nicolò Petrucci. It was made of composite material and the suspension was characterised by transverse carbon arms, both at the front and at the rear.
It was fitted with Sachs shock absorbers, Brembo brakes and Bridgestone tyres, with 13-inch wheels. It was powered by the Ferrari 056 engine, a 2398cc V8, and equipped with a seven-speed hydraulic transmission, plus reverse.
The car was driven by the Swiss Sébastien Buemi and the Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari, our driver line-up for 2010. The start of the season was promising and saw the Toro Rosso STR5 collecting points in Malaysia, Spain and Monaco, and then repeating the feat in Canada and at the European Grand Prix in Valencia. The second half of the season, however, was all uphill, with several placings outside the points. The last high point came at the Japanese GP, where the last point of the season was scored.
In total, the Toro Rosso STR5 scored 13 points, finishing ninth in the Manufacturers’ World Championship.
Composite monocoque structure
Front: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers
Rear: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers
- NUMBER OF CYLINDERS
- 2398 cm3
- MAX RPM
- NUMBER OF VALVES
- VEE ANGLE
- > 95 Kg