For the 2011 Formula 1 season, the STR6 was designed and built entirely in-house in Faenza. It was fitted with a Ferrari engine which used KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) for the first time. The driver line-up did not change from the previous year: the Swiss Sébastien Buemi and the Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari.
One of the main changes for the new season was the tyres: Pirelli replaced Bridgestone as the sole tyre provider, returning to Formula 1 after 20 years away. The first big turn of events came in mid February, when race organisers cancelled the Bahrain GP due to the country’s unstable political situation. The 2011 season therefore began in Australia on 27th March.
We got off to a great start, with Buemi scoring points straightaway in Melbourne. The STR6 allowed our drivers to fight for points on many occasions. Both drivers finished inside the top 10 a further four times: in the Canadian, Hungarian, Italian and Korean Grands Prix. Thanks to those results, we finished the year in eighth position in the Constructors’ Championship with 41 points.Discover the 2011 car: STR6