Scuderia Toro Rosso, commonly known as Toro Rosso or by its abbreviation STR, is an Italian Formula One racing team. It is one of two F1 teams owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing. It made its racing debut in the 2006 Formula One season, after Paul Stoddart sold his remaining interest in the Minardi team at the end of 2005 to Red Bull’s owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, who subsequently struck a 50/50 joint-ownership deal with former F1 driver, Gerhard Berger, before the start of the season. In late November 2008, Red Bull regained total ownership of Toro Rosso after buying back Berger’s share of the team.
|Full name||Scuderia Toro Rosso|
(Advisor to Red Bull GmbH)
|Director of Racing||John Booth|
|Technical director||James Key|
|Previous name||Minardi F1 Team|
|2017 FIA Formula One World Championship|
|Race drivers||10. Pierre Gasly
26. Daniil Kvyat
28. Brendon Hartley
55. Carlos Sainz Jr.
|Engine||Toro Rosso (Renault R.E.17)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||2006 Bahrain Grand Prix|
|Latest entry||2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
|2017 position||7th (53 pts)|