A look at the past!
Our cars have raced in the Formula 1 World Championship every year since 2006. Entered under the name of Scuderia Toro Rosso up to the end of 2019, the team is henceforth known as Scuderia AlphaTauri, maintaining its mission of introducing youngsters from the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme to the world of F1.
Our very first car, the STR1, fitted with a normally aspirated V10 engine, made its debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix and picked up a point for the first time that year in Indianapolis in the US Grand Prix. The following year, the STR2 joined the rest of the field in using a normally aspirated V8 which was used in Formula 1 until 2013.
Toro Rosso designs its own F1 cars
Up until 2010, our cars were designed in close collaboration with Red Bull Technology. However, as from the STR5, Toro Rosso did everything itself, designing and producing the car in our Faenza factory.
2014 marked the start of the hybrid power unit era and our STR9 was fitted with a 1600cc turbocharged V6. Over the past twelve years, the engines gradually got smaller in terms of capacity, while the size of a Formula 1 car increased.
In terms of performance, 2017 was an important year as aerodynamic downforce increased significantly as a result of rule changes that led to bigger front and rear wings, while much bigger tyres produced more mechanical grip.
Apart from our Faenza factory, work is carried out in the wind tunnel in our aerodynamics department, located in Bicester. In 2019, synergies with Red Bull Technology were back on the agenda, helped by the fact that Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri shared the same power unit supplier in the form of Honda.
Here are all the cars we have raced, from the STR1 to the AT01, the first of the new AlphaTauri era, including the STR3 with which we won at Monza in 2008 and the STR14 which Daniil Kvyat drove to third place in the German GP and Pierre Gasly took to second place in Brazil in 2019.