On the eve of the first pre-season testing at Jerez, Scuderia Toro Rosso has reveals its 2013 Formula 1 car, the STR8, to the world’s press.
The Italian team finished in a distant ninth in last season’s constructors’ championship, although the outfit did finish the year strongly with six points finishes in the final nine events.
The STR8 is the first car designed by the team’s new technical department heads James Key and Luca Furbatto.
“It’s very emotional,” said team boss Franz Tost. “The team has worked with a very high level of effort to come up with a great car and met the high expectations for this year. The goal is to finish sixth in the constructors’ championship.”
“Both drivers did a really good job last year, and I’m convinced if we supply them with a good car they’ll come up with surprise results.”
For the seventh successive year the Toro Rosso will be powered by Ferrari engines.