Scuderia Toro Rosso took part in the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship with the STR8. The driver line-up remained the same as the previous year: the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
The technical sheet
Compared to the previous season’s car, the Toro Rosso STR8 was more compact and presented more traditional design choices. The nose was still equipped with a step that connected the upper part to the lower part, but it was now no longer visible thanks to the adoption of a vanity panel that gave the front end a more harmonious style.
The monocoque, which incorporated the safety structures against frontal and lateral impact levels set by the FIA, was still made of composite material. The suspension was push-rod at the front and pull-rod at the rear. The Toro Rosso STR8 was powered by Ferrari: it ran with a 2.4-litre V8 engine on which the KERS was fitted, i.e. the kinetic energy recovery system.
The car was equipped with a seven-speed longitudinal gearbox (plus reverse), with Brembo brakes and Pirelli tyres.
The results of STR8
The 2013 Formula 1 World Championship featured 19 rounds and the Toro Rosso STR8 managed to finish inside the top ten in ten of them, scoring 33 points – 20 with Ricciardo and 13 with Vergne. This gave the team an eighth place finish in the Constructors’ Championship.
Composite monocoque structure designed and built in-house. Bodywork material: Carbon fibre composite
Gearbox: Seven-speed hydraulic, Clutch: Sachs Triple-plate pull-type
Front: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and antiroll bars, Multimatic dampers
Rear: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and antiroll bars, Multimatic dampers
Brembo calipers, pads and discs
- NUMBER OF CYLINDERS
- 2398 cm3
- MAX RPM
- NUMBER OF VALVES
- VEE ANGLE
- > 95 Kg