New Toro Rosso livery, car breaks cover

Toro Rosso has unveiled its new livery and a heavily updated 2016 car, ahead of the second and final pre-season Formula 1 test at Barcelona on Tuesday.

The Faenza-based outfit had run with an all-blue car at last week's first test, after claiming that it had not had enough time to prepare a proper colour scheme because of the tight push to gets its new Ferrari-powered challenger ready.

But having saved a lot of updates for its 2016 car until this week, the team revealed a fully-liveried STR11 in the Circuit de Catalunya pit lane.

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz are staying on as drivers for a second season, following impressive debut campaigns from both of them last year.

Team principal Franz Tost said at the opening of the team's new factory last month that his target was for a top-five constructors' championship finish in 2016.

“Last year we couldn't achieve it because we simply missed the reliability that you need to achieve this goal,” he said. “We had 12 non-finishes: two were caused by drivers but the rest were by the team.

“I hope this year we will see the chequered flag at all the races, and if this is the case then I am convinced that the team is in the position to finish in the top five.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. , Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news