Torro Rosso F1 team 2015

Torro Rosso Formula 1 car 2015
11 Mar, 2015 4:35pm

Engine Renault
Races 166
Wins 1
Titles 0
Last year 7th (30pts)

All eyes will be on Toro Rosso’s high-profile drivers in Melbourne: Carlos Sainz Jr (son of the Spanish double World Rally Champion) and Max Verstappen (son of ex-F1 driver Jos and at 17 the sport’s youngest-ever entrant).

On paper, the older, more experienced Sainz should lead the way, while Verstappen will hope to do better than another highly rated youngster, Kevin Magnussen – axed from a race seat after just a season. This year, the Renault engine appears stronger and more reliable, and the team’s been working on aerodynamics, so all looks good for a strong midfield attack.

Our verdict: After many years of mediocrity, a promising car and an exciting driver line-up could give Toro Rosso the opportunity to spring a surprise or two this season.


Max Verstappen

Races 0
Wins 0
Titles 0
Last year n/a
Age 17
Twitter @max33verstappen
Did you know? Max’s mother Sophie is the sister of successful GT racing driver Anthony Kumpen.

Carlos Sainz Jr

Races 0
Wins 0
Titles 0
Last yearn/a
Age 20
Twitter @carlossainz
Did you know? Sainz Jr was the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 drivers’ champion, having taken seven race victories.

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