Scuderia Toro Rosso took part in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship with the STR13, designed by James Key. It was driven by New Zealander Brendon Hartley and Frenchman Pierre Gasly, using the numbers 28 and 10 respectively.
It was the first year of the partnership with Honda, the Faenza team’s new PU supplier.
The technical sheet
The car was 5 metres long, 2 metres wide and 95 centimetres high, with a total weight of 733 kg. The STR13 chassis was made of composite material, designed to accommodate the new Honda power unit, called Honda RA618H, and the transmission had 8 sequential gears, hydraulically controlled.
The Toro Rosso designers went for pushrod front suspension and pullrod on the rear, with the arms made of carbon fibre, torsion bar shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.
Brakes were supplied by Brembo and tyres by Pirelli. Fitted on the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 – as well as on all the other cars running in the 2018 World Championship – was the new head protection system for the pilot, called the Halo.
In the 21 races of the 2018 World Championship, the Toro Rosso STR13 managed to score points only eight times, three with Hartley and five with Gasly. At the end of the championship, the Scuderia finished ninth in the constructors’ classification on 33 points.
Scuderia Toro Rosso Composite monocoque
Eight-speed sequential – active hydraulic operation.
Front: Scuderia Toro Rosso Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, anti roll bars
Rear: Scuderia Toro Rosso Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, anti roll bars
- NUMBER OF CYLINDERS
- 1.6 litri
- MAX RPM
- 15,000 rpm
- NUMBER OF VALVES
- VEE ANGLE
- 90 degree
- 145 kg (Minimum Weight)