Toro Rosso STR9: First pictures

2014 F1 cars

Daniil Kvyat, Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso STR9, Jerez, 2014

The Toro Rosso STR9 is the team’s first car with Renault power. Here are pictures of their 2014 contender at its launch at Jerez.

Team principal Franz Tost said the team had made their earliest ever start on the new car: “In 2014 the key parameters for success will be finding the best balance between deploying the power of the engine and managing the 100kg fuel limit per race, the use of the two energy recovery systems and, just as in the past, the tyres.

“Apart from the new rules, at Toro Rosso we have also had to adapt to a new engine partner and we are looking forward to working with Renault. One final new element for us is on the driver side, as Daniil Kvyat joins us to race alongside Jean-Eric Vergne. Both are very talented and we expect good things from them.

“With all these changes, some that affect everyone, others that are specific to Toro Rosso, it is really difficult to set targets or make predictions. However, it is clear we have to improve our performance and make a step forward.”

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121 comments on Toro Rosso STR9: First pictures

  1. It’s not even a finger anymore.

  2. montreal95 (@montreal95) said on 27th January 2014, 17:08

    The size of that thing! I hope it vibrates at high speed.
    Only to add function to form, nothing else :)

  3. Sam (@dsrt93) said on 27th January 2014, 17:11

    Not a fan.

  4. The Blade Runner (@thebladerunner) said on 27th January 2014, 17:14

    Ann Summers should be sponsoring that nose…

    Reminds of when Cameo performed live on Top of the Pops in the mid 80’s!

  5. Calling them anteaters is almost too polite.

  6. Looks like a proboscis monkey :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proboscis_monkey

  7. Darren B (@downwithdrs) said on 27th January 2014, 17:20

    Most of this year’s cars are quite ridiculous. The Ferrari is the only one I can tolerate … and even that looks odd.

    I used to buy diecast models of F1 cars … I stopped when the cars got really ugly c2010 …

  8. Darren B (@downwithdrs) said on 27th January 2014, 17:21

    .. and so they called the Class of 2014 The Proboscis Generation o_0

  9. ECWDanSelby (@ecwdanselby) said on 27th January 2014, 17:26

    Massively bored of the phallic jokes now, folks…

    Anyway, this just screams ‘bo-ring’ to me. Just looks quite conservative in as far as design, and livery. All a bit of a yawn this one!

  10. Boxcar Racer (@mojopixel) said on 27th January 2014, 17:28

    It’s Gonzo from the muppets!!!

  11. Mayank (@mjf1fan) said on 27th January 2014, 17:29

    Oh god! Why ?? Are we going to see F18+ championship instead of F1 championship .

  12. Someone put a dildo on that car.

  13. STR did the Good Job at rear. It seems they are very innovative. The FW is the worst one though

  14. HoHum (@hohum) said on 27th January 2014, 17:34

    Could they be courting Durex and Trojan as potential sponsors?

  15. Aden (@blacksimus) said on 27th January 2014, 17:40

    New name for this car should be Gonzo

  16. Jaanus (@) said on 27th January 2014, 17:40

    Is this schlong really necessary..

  17. obviously said on 27th January 2014, 17:53

    Since they are using half of the Red Bull car now, I expect Red Bull car will look the same, but with a different kind of ugly livery.

  18. GeeMac said on 27th January 2014, 18:07

    Stuff the nose, look at those sidepods, they are TINY!

  19. Barney said on 27th January 2014, 18:11

    The WORST nose , by far! This & McLaren’s look like manhoods, if you know what I mean.

    But honestly guys, are the looks THAT important?? It matters how good the cars will be.

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