Toro Rosso STR11 hits the testing track

Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11. 22.02.2016. Formula One Testing, Day One, Barcelona, Spain. Monday. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com - copy of publication required for printed pictures. Every used picture is fee-liable. © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB Images

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.

Carlos Sainz is scheduled to drive on days one and three of this week’s four-day session, with 2015’s top rookie scorer Max Verstappen behind the wheel on days two and four.

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.

Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11. 22.02.2016. Formula One Testing, Day One, Barcelona, Spain. Monday. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com - copy of publication required for printed pictures. Every used picture is fee-liable. © Copyright: Bearne / XPB Images