Toro Rosso STR10

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Toro Rosso STR10
Carlos Sainz Jr 2015 Malaysia FP3 1.jpg
Carlos Sainz, Jr., driving an STR10 during the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorToro Rosso
Designer(s)James Key (Technical director)
Paolo Marabini (Chief designer – composites and structures)
Matteo Piraccini (Chief designer – mechanics and systems)
PredecessorToro Rosso STR9
SuccessorToro Rosso STR11
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisMoulded 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
Length5,100 mm (201 in; 17 ft)
Width1,800 mm (71 in; 6 ft)
Height950 mm (37 in; 3 ft)
Axle trackFront: 1,470 mm (58 in)
Rear: 1,405 mm (55 in)
Wheelbase3,100–3,200 mm (122–126 in; 10–10 ft)
EngineRenault Energy F1-2015[2] 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 turbo (90°), limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorElectronic 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
TransmissionRed Bull Technology 8-speed + 1 reverse semi-automatic, sequential, paddle shift
BatteryRenault Sport F1 lithium-ion battery (up to 4 MJ (1.1 kWh) per lap), between 20–25 kg (44–55 lb)
Power700 hp (522 kW) at 10,500 rpm
160 hp (119 kW) at 13,000 rpm (ERS)
Weight702 kg (1,548 lb) including driver and fuel
FuelTotal[note 1]
LubricantsTotal[note 1]
BrakesBrembo carbon brake discs, pads and 6-piston calipers with rear brake-by-wire
TyresPirelli P Zero radial dry slick and Pirelli Cinturato intermediate-wet treaded tyres
AppTech forged magnesium alloy wheels
Competition history
Notable drivers33. Netherlands Max Verstappen
55. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Debut2015 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
190000

The Toro Rosso STR10 is a Formula One racing car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, Jr.

The car was launched on 31 January 2015.[3] 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."[4] 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[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault
Energy F1-2015
P Max Verstappen Ret 7 17 Ret 11 Ret 15 8 Ret 4 8 12 8 9 10 4 9 9 16 67 7th
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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Despite CEPSA is an oil and gas company as a major sponsor of Scuderia Toro Rosso since mid-2011 season, the CEPSA branding appears on the STR10, but the car uses Total fuel and lubricants.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Toro Rosso confirms deals with Cepsa, Nova". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Renault F1 History". Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ "WELCOME STR10!". Scuderia Toro Rosso. Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.A. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. ^ Anderson, Ben (26 February 2015). "Toro Rosso brings 'brand new' 2015 Formula 1 car for last test". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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