Toro Rosso STR2

Toro Rosso STR2

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The Toro Rosso STR2 was a Formula 1 racing car, the Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2007 started in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Development history and technology

The STR2 was the second racing car was used under the name Toro Rosso after the takeover of Minardi by Red Bull GmbH of Dietrich Mateschitz in Formula 1 racing. The STR2 based largely on the chassis of the Red Bull RB3 Red Bull Racing, the second team of Mateschitz in the Formula 1 World Championship, had also reported for the 2007 season.

The entire 2007 season was over the STR2 under criticism by Frank Williams, owner of Williams F1, and Colin Kolles, Team Principal of the Spyker F1. Both argued that the breach of the STR2 of the regulations, which required the development of their own chassis from your point of view each team. Despite ongoing allegations Toro Rosso STR2 played with the all world championship races of the year.

Were developed for both the RB3 as the STR2 by Adrian Newey. After Red Bull had changed the engine suppliers and now relied on racing engines from Renault, Toro Rosso took over the existing supply contract with Ferrari. In STR2 therefore, the 2.4-liter V8 Motorn of type 056 were used. Dangers was the STR2 at the beginning of the year of Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi and American Scott Speed ​​. After the Grand Prix of Europe, there was a dispute Speed ​​and Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost. According Speed ​​Tost had rammed his fist in the back and pushed against a wall. After this incident, Scott Speed ​​from the Hungarian Grand Prix was replaced by Sebastian Vettel.

Racing history

The racing debut had the STR2 in March 2007 at the Grand Prix of Australia. While Liuzzi with a delay of one round on Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari F2007 finished in 14th position, speed retired after 28 laps because of tire failure.

It soon turned out that the STR2 could not meet the expectations of the team management. While we made ​​progress in RB3, you stepped Toro Rosso over the entire season almost on the spot. A never led in the points as Vettel at the Grand Prix of China finished fourth.

In the constructors' championship, the team placed with these eight points at the seventh place of the final score. 2008, the car was first replaced by the 2B and then during the year by the STR3.