Toro Rosso Unveil the STR14

Daniil Kvyat's helmet Scuderia Toro Rosso-HondaAlexander Albon's helmet Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda

"Nothing has changed in terms of the design process of laying the vehicle out", said Toro Rosso's deputy technical director Jody Egginton, as the team unveiled its 2019 auto.

"The "rear end" has been provided by Red Bull Technology and the key change for Toro Rosso, being that we are taking a gearbox casing and rear suspension although numerous internals of the gearbox are similar to parts we have used in the past".

"The chassis itself, as per regulations, is a complete Toro Rosso design and IP as is the front outboard suspension, along with all aspects of the cooling systems, power unit installation and steering column".

The blue, silver and red vehicle, whose unveiling came after Haas F1's livery launch last week, reflected new aerodynamic restrictions with a simpler front wing and barge-board arrangement.

By the end of this week nine of F1's 10 teams will have either revealed their all-new vehicle in full, or their 2019 livery, ahead of the start of winter testing at Barcelona next Monday. Daniil Kvyat first drove for the team five years ago and is making his return after spending 2018 as one of Ferrari's simulator drivers.

Toro Rosso fields a new driver line-up this season, with Daniil Kvyat returning to Formula 1 after a year out and proven Formula 2 race victor Alexander Albon teaming up with the Russian.

Toro Rosso has an all-new driver line-up this year after losing Pierre Gasly to Red Bull and cutting its ties with Brendon Hartley at the end of 2018.

Kvyat, who spent a season as a Ferrari development driver a year ago, said: "Let's just say it's great to be back and it proves you should never give up hope. I can see that, and it gives me confidence for the future".

Kvyat's team mate is newcomer Alexander Albon, who finished third in Formula Two past year behind fellow 2019 F1 debutants George Russell and Lando Norris. "It's my opportunity this year to show everyone what I've got".

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat says he wants to "let my driving" do the talking, rather than answer any questions about his personal growth during his absence from Formula 1. Every year, it was just each race, take it step by step, focus and race in that session - whatever it would be, practice, qualifying, the race.

"If you start setting long-term goals, you just put unnecessary pressure on yourself".



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