Toro Rosso STR9, Jerez, 2014

Toro Rosso STR9: First pictures

2014 F1 carsPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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”

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  1. It’s not even a finger anymore.

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

  3. Not a fan.

  4. 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. 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 …

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

  8. 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!

    1. Did you not see the launch live? Jean-Eric said: “I’m just going to climb into the cod-piece, I mean cock-pit…!” ;)

  9. It’s Gonzo from the muppets!!!

    1. Yes! I was thinking of Gonzo but couldn’t get the name! I shall refer to the STR9’s nose as the ‘Gonzo’ nose.

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

  11. Someone put a dildo on that car.

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

    1. Explain how they did a good job at the rear. There is a cover there to prevent peaking, or did you expect they would run it with cardboard and gaffer tape?

  13. Could they be courting Durex and Trojan as potential sponsors?

    1. Probably Vaseline too…

      1. @dan_the_mclaren_fan They should definitely sponsor vaseline for the other teams. Just in case they run into the back of them at the sometime between start and finish

  14. New name for this car should be Gonzo

  15. Is this schlong really necessary..

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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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