This is the new Toro Rosso STR11. The Italian-based team have switched from Renault to Ferrari power units ahead of the new campaign – a significant change which necessitated a change in the new machine’s architecture and contributed to the STR11 debuting in a temporary dark blue livery.
The real 2016 colours scheme will revealed on February 29, a day before the second testing session.
A change in the engine department will be significant. From the under-powered Renault to hopefully a more competitive Ferrari power unit could aid performance.
Toro Rosso is expecting a top-five finish in the constructors’ championship this season.