Toro Rosso STR10
|Designer(s)||James Key (Technical director)|
Paolo Marabini (Chief designer – composites and structures)
Matteo Piraccini (Chief designer – mechanics and systems)
|Predecessor||Toro Rosso STR9|
|Successor||Toro Rosso STR11|
|Chassis||Moulded carbon-fibre with honeycomb structure|
|Suspension (front)||Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti-roll bars|
|Suspension (rear)||Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti-roll bars|
|Length||5,100 mm (201 in; 17 ft)|
|Width||1,800 mm (71 in; 6 ft)|
|Height||950 mm (37 in; 3 ft)|
|Axle track||Front: 1,470 mm (58 in)|
Rear: 1,405 mm (55 in)
|Wheelbase||3,100–3,200 mm (122–126 in; 10–10 ft)|
|Engine||Renault Energy F1-2015 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 turbo (90°), limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout|
|Electric motor||Electronic resolution systems delivering 2 MJ (0.56 kWh) of energy directly to crankshaft and thermal energy recovery system delivering 2 MJ (0.56 kWh) of energy to turbine|
|Transmission||Red Bull Technology 8-speed + 1 reverse semi-automatic, sequential, paddle shift|
|Battery||Renault Sport F1 lithium-ion battery (up to 4 MJ (1.1 kWh) per lap), between 20–25 kg (44–55 lb)|
|Power||700 hp (522 kW) at 10,500 rpm|
160 hp (119 kW) at 13,000 rpm (ERS)
|Weight||702 kg (1,548 lb) including driver and fuel|
|Brakes||Brembo carbon brake discs, pads and 6-piston calipers with rear brake-by-wire|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero radial dry slick and Pirelli Cinturato intermediate-wet treaded tyres|
AppTech forged magnesium alloy wheels
|Notable drivers||33. Max Verstappen|
55. Carlos Sainz, Jr.
|Debut||2015 Australian Grand Prix|
The car was launched on 31 January 2015. Toro Rosso introduced an extensively modified STR10 for the final pre-season tests at the Barcelona circuit in late February, with a shorter nose, new aerodynamics and a new suspension. According to the team's technical director, James Key, this revised STR10 was "actually the 'real' racecar." The car proved quite competitive throughout the season, managing to score 67 points and a pair of 4th places for Verstappen in the Hungarian and United States Grands Prix. The results allowed Toro Rosso to end the season with 7th place in the World Constructors' Championship, 11 points behind the Mercedes-powered Lotus. This was the last Renault-engine Toro Rosso, before the team returned to Ferrari power units for the 2016 season.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2015||Scuderia Toro Rosso||Renault
|Carlos Sainz, Jr.||9||8||13||Ret||9||10||12||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||11||9||10||Ret||7||13||Ret||11|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.
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