Toro Rosso STR9

Jean-Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso STR9 in testing before the season in Jerez

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The Toro Rosso STR9 is the ninth Formula 1 racing cars of the Scuderia Toro Rosso. It is used in the Formula 1 2014 season. On January 27, 2014 he was presented at the Circuito de Jerez public.

Technology and Development

The STR9 is the successor of the STR8, with the vehicle both visually and technically differs significantly from its predecessor because of rule changes for the 2014 Formula 1 season. From the previous vehicle, only the pedals was taken, all other parts are new.

Due to the rule changes for the 2014 season, the nose of the vehicle is significantly lower than that of the vehicle last year. In comparison to other vehicles of the 2014 season the STR9 has a relatively high front end, to a nose that protrudes far forward over the front wing. These tapers at the height of the wing very strong, similar to the Sauber C33.

In contrast to all other vehicles in 2014er STR9 no strut in the middle of the rear spoiler is provided, which supports the key element, but the upper wing profile alone is supported by the end plates.

Toro Rosso changes to the 2014 season the motor manufacturer. After seven years of working with Ferrari now delivers, just like the sister team Red Bull Racing, Renault, the engines. Is powered by the newly developed STR9 Renault F1 Energy 2014, a 1.6 -liter V6 engine with a turbocharger. Regulations Because there is only a central exhaust pipe, which is above the taillight. The ERS is also from Renault, the inner workings of the eight speed transmission comes from Red Bull Racing.

Paint and sponsorship

The Toro Rosso STR9 is painted in dark blue color. Due to the sponsor logos Cepsa and Red Bull owns the car red accents. Cepsa advertises on the rear wing, Red Bull on the engine cover and the side boxes. Other major sponsors include NOVA Chemicals and Sapinda Holding.


Toro Rosso denies the 2014 season with the driving duo Jean- Éric Vergne and Daniil Kwjat. Vergne is in his third season for the team. Kwjat won last year, the GP3 series and replaces Daniel Ricciardo, who moved to the sister team Red Bull Racing.