The Red Bull ju­nior team switch to Re­nault power units this year, but re­tain their driver line-up of Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat

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WHAT’S NEW? Toro Rosso swap their Fer­rari PU for a Re­nault, “im­prov­ing syn­er­gies with Red Bull”, ac­cord­ing to team prin­ci­pal Franz Tost. Tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor James Key has heaped praise on Re­nault’s progress over the past year, while Tost has called for Mercedes to be pegged back so other en­gine man­u­fac­tur­ers can catch up – but that will never hap­pen.

F1 RA CING’S VER­DICT It’s make or break for Sainz (in his third year with STR) and Kvyat (on bor­rowed time af­ter his Red Bull de­mo­tion). Fire­works could en­sue.

TEAM DE­TAILS Name Scud­e­ria Toro Rosso Ad­dress Scud­e­ria Toro Rosso, Via Boaria, 229 48018 Faenza (RA), Italy Chas­sis STR12 En­gine Re­nault R.E.17 Web­site scud­e­ri­atoro­ Twit­ter @ToroRos­soSpy

KEY PER­SON­NEL Chair­man Di­et­rich Mates­chitz Team prin­ci­pal Franz Tost Tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor James Key Team manger Gra­ham Wat­son Head of ve­hi­cle per­for­mance Jody Eg­gin­ton

TEAM HIS­TORY Founded 2005 First GP Bahrain 2006 Races started 206 Wins 1 Poles 1 Fastest laps 1 Points 329 Driv­ers’ ti­tles 0 Con­struc­tors’ ti­tles 0

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