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Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost
Franz Tost-run Toro Rosso caused a stir in 2008 by grabbing first GP win in Italy

Team Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 0 0
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 0 0
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 2 2
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 0 2
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 1 3
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 1 4
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 0 4
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 4 8
European GP 27 Jun 2010 2 10
British GP 11 Jul 2010 0 10
German GP 25 Jul 2010 0 10
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 0 10
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 0 10
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 0 10
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 0 10
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 1 11
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 0 11
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 0 11
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 2 13

"It was a difficult season for Toro Rosso because this is the first time they've had to design their own car since Red Bull bought out the Minardi team five years ago.

"While the car looked very similar, in many respects, to the Red Bull - and I'm sure there's been some dialogue and cooperation in terms of overall design - it's not just a Red Bull car.

"Once they had the comfort zone of being under the Red Bull umbrella, but they don't have that now and they struggled as a result."


Can you explain your team's philosophy in three words?
Passion, discipline and commitment.

Why do Toro Rosso race?
As a team involved in any sport, we race to win.

As a business, Red Bull created this team to promote its product to increase sales. F1 is a great shop window, as its viewing figures are huge and it is a truly global sport.

Nationality: Italian and Austrian
Headquarters: Faenza (Italy)
Debut season: 2006
Test/reserve drivers: Brendon Hartley/Daniel Ricciardo
Team owner: Dietrich Mateschitz
Team principal: Franz Tost
Technical director: Giorgio Ascanelli
Engine: Ferrari V8
2009 position: 10th
Constructors' titles: 0

What is special about Toro Rosso?

Toro Rosso is special for several reasons, starting with the fact that we are one of the smallest, if not the smallest team on the grid.

But I don't like to say we are the underdog, because that suggests we are not capable of beating the others.

Along with Red Bull Racing, we are the only two teams owned by the same company and we were created to give youngsters, who have come up through the lower formulae, as part of the Red Bull Junior Driver programme, a chance to reach the top level of motor racing.

What is the team's status in Formula 1?
Your status is defined by how well you do, how many races and championships you have won. So, at the moment, we are not seen as a top team.

What is the team's image?
The team's image, after four years in the sport, is now a mix of the image it inherited from its parent company Red Bull - which means it is a bit different to the rest, is fiercely competitive, but also likes to have a smile on its face - combined with the image it has developed from the people who work here.

Because a team is about the people, it definitely has an Italian feel to it.

Why should people support Toro Rosso?
Because we are a straightforward and friendly team, because we are a small team fighting bigger ones, because we have a sense of fun.

If your team were an animal what would it be?
We are called Toro Rosso, which is Italian for Red Bull, so what else could we be?

What does a team boss do?
He leads the team.

What is the most difficult thing about being a team boss? Recruiting a team with specialised knowledge, which works well together; finding the money to run such a team and creating visions for the future.

Are you worried about the future of F1?
F1 is not immune to the current recession, so there is cause for concern. But, I feel the sport has reacted well and recent initiatives worked out by the governing body the FIA along with Fota, the team association, should see F1 emerge from this difficult period in better shape than before.

Map showing Toro Rosso's Italian base

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

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see also
Toro Rosso's F1 history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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