Toro Rosso STR5 breaks cover

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Toro Rosso drivers Buemi and Alguersuari launch the STR5
Toro Rosso drivers Buemi and Alguersuari launch the STR5

Toro Rosso have revealed their STR5 – the first car to be built by the Faenza-based team since it operated as Minardi.

The first picture of the car shows it has a lot of similarities with last year’s STR4 – the high nose and shark fin have been retained. More pictures of the STR5 below.

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Toro Rosso STR5 pictures

2010 F1 car launches

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  1. STRFerrari4Ever
    1st February 2010, 8:21

    Hopefully there’s more going on underneath! But i love it anyways :)

  2. Prisoner Monkeys
    1st February 2010, 8:22

    Looks almost identical to last year’s car. Bit I do notice there’s a lot of red around the nose.

    1. It looks better, but still a bit too similar to the Red Bull design. I was hoping they’d do something radical with the livery, eg Jezson’s Sugarfree Red Bull car.

      Nice scoop on the Toro Rosso livery last week by the way Tommy!

      1. They look similar because toro rosso is the sister team to red bull. They usually run the same equipment.

  3. The front wing is pretty complex

  4. The red nose might help us distinguish between the Red Bull and the Toro Rosso. Nothing radical in terms of design though.

    1. How can u expect radical design changes when rules remain stable ?

      1. The aero rules have remained stable, but a lot of the physical constraints have changed, like the front tyre widths and overall length, so this can lead to radically different aero solutions.

        Obviously a small team like Toro Rosso will stick to a “known” design and just tweak it slightly.

    2. Yeh as expected it’s pretty much the same as last year.

  5. I like the extra red around the nose. Other than that, It’s hard to see the differences until some high-res shots come along.

  6. I suppose as to be expected it looks a lot like last years car, as it is the first car designed by Toro Rosso and that the STR4ís sister car the RB5 is reckoned to be the one the other teams will copy anyway.

  7. Prisoner Monkeys
    1st February 2010, 8:42

    I like the red nose, too. It makes me think of a bull that has skewered someone.

    Wow. That was a really blood-thirsty thing to say.

  8. I like the little livery change, it’s a cool pattern :) Should make them and the red bull easier to tell apart at high speeds, if it’s a flash of red followed by a bull then it’s an str :)

    I’m glad they haven’t really changed the car much, looked good and it’s based on the best car of last year.

  9. They were up early this morning…! They must have been tucked up in bed by 8.30pm sharp last night!

  10. nice car….but i hate that big wind after the scoop. for italians:

  11. Looks much as last years, but out of all the ones presented so far, this one loooks the quickest (although prob sadly not the case in real life…)

  12. THat chassis is always gonnar look good with that livery : D

    1. Personally, I detest the livery. Eye of the beholder and all that I guess :)

  13. As they are designing their own car,will it be fast?

    1. The front end looks aggressive.

  14. Rumours on JA on F1 about the STR lacking downforce, but that is a fairley radical front wing.

  15. I like it. The nose and the shark fin are beautifully scultured. I hope Buemi (and Jaime) can get some better results. After all Vettel was able to get a win for them…

  16. Livery looks closer to the superior 2008scheme but still way too similar to the main Red Bull one (if they keep theirs similar too).

  17. Not seeing the Repsol sponsorship that people had said Jaime was supposed to have brought to the team this year.

  18. u can’t see it in any of these pics, but on there’s a pic that shows the exhaust directly beneath one of the rear suspension arms (sorry i don’t know the technical name for it) wouldn’t the heat from the exhaust be a bit of a concern? could it have the potential to weaken the structure? just curious…they are the experts so perhaps not…

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