Toro Rosso STR9

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Toro Rosso STR9
Daniil Kvyat 2014 China Race.jpg
Daniil Kvyat in his STR9 during the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorToro Rosso
Designer(s)James Key (Technical Director)
PredecessorToro Rosso STR8
SuccessorToro Rosso STR10
Technical specifications[1][2]
ChassisCarbon fibre composite monocoque structure
Suspension (front)Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti roll bars, Multimatic/Penske dampers
Suspension (rear)Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti roll bars, Multimatic/Penske dampers
EngineRenault Energy F1-2014 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6, turbo
TransmissionRed Bull Technology 8-speed gearbox sequential – hydraulically operated
Weight691 kg (1,523.4 lb)
FuelTotal[note 1]
LubricantsTotal[note 1]
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Toro Rosso
Notable drivers25. France Jean-Éric Vergne[3]
26. Russia Daniil Kvyat[3]
Debut2014 Australian Grand Prix

The Toro Rosso STR9 is a Formula One racing car designed by Scuderia Toro Rosso to compete in the 2014 Formula One season.[4] It was driven by Jean-Éric Vergne and 2013 GP3 Series champion Daniil Kvyat,[3] who replaced Daniel Ricciardo after Ricciardo moved to Red Bull Racing. The STR9 was the first Toro Rosso car to use an engine built by Renault,[5] the Energy F1-2014.[6]

Complete Formula One results[edit]


Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault Energy F1-2014 P Jean-Éric Vergne 8 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 13 9 11 13 6 9 13 10 13 12 30 7th
Daniil Kvyat 9 10 11 10 14 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 14 9 11 14 11 14 15 11 Ret

‡ — Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


  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 STR9, but the car uses Total fuel and lubricants.[2]


  1. ^ "Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 -".
  2. ^ a b "Toro Rosso confirms deals with Cepsa, Nova". Motorsport Network. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso Driver Line-Up". Scuderia Toro Rosso. Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The Shortest Month". Scuderia Toro Rosso. 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. On the Scuderia Toro Rosso front, the first STR9 chassis is currently being assembled in the Faenza factory. New rules or not, the same procedures apply and over the Christmas period Jean-Eric Vergne and Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat turned up at the factory for the traditional seat fitting in the new chassis that will carry all our hopes in 2014.
  5. ^ Straw, Edd (26 May 2013). "Toro Rosso seals Renault Formula 1 engine deal for 2014". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Renault unveil 2014 turbo engine". Formula One World Championship Limited. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.