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Toro Rosso underwent some substantial changes in 2019, but it nevertheless scored its best result since its glory days of 2008. In the process it scared a works squad that ultimately underwhelmed after making some lofty pre-season aims
Since the glory days of Sebastian Vettel, Toro Rosso has been a bit-part player in Formula 1.
But in 2019 it had its most successful season since that famous year, matching its 2008 best of sixth in the constructors' championship and twice claiming podium finishes.
The departure of technical director James Key last season ahead of his arrival at McLaren led to a switch in the philosophy of the team.
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