Toro Rosso STR6

The Toro Rosso STR6 is a Formula One racing car developed by Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2011 Formula One season. It is the second car that the team has built entirely on their own following the introduction of regulations that banned the use of "customer chassis", a chassis developed by one team and purchased by another (prior to 2010 Toro Rosso used a customer chassis from its "big brother" Red Bull Racing). Toro Rosso STR6 was also the first-ever Faenza-based Formula One car to utilize Pirelli tyres since 1990 Minardi M190.

Toro Rosso STR6
Sebastien Buemi 2011 Malaysia FP2 1.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorToro Rosso
Designer(s)Giorgio Ascanelli (Technical Director)
Ben Butler (Chief Designer)
Nicolo Petrucci (Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorToro Rosso STR5
SuccessorToro Rosso STR7
Technical specifications[1]
Chassiscarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti-roll bars, Sachs dampers
Suspension (rear)as front
EngineFerrari Type 056 (2010-spec) 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM with KERS naturally aspirated mid-mounted
TransmissionSeven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear
Weight640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)
FuelShell V-Power
LubricantsShell Helix
TyresPirelli P Zero
Advanti Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Toro Rosso
Notable drivers18. Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
19. Spain Jaime Alguersuari
Debut2011 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
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In 2011, the car was driven by Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, with test driver Daniel Ricciardo being guaranteed the opportunity to drive the car in the first practice session of a race weekend at all twenty races in the season (Ricciardo was signed by Hispania Racing as a replacement for Narain Karthikeyan from Round 9 of the championship in Great Britain).[2] The car was unveiled on 1 February at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.[3]

The Toro Rosso STR6 was powered by the Type 056 engine from Ferrari, the same engine that powered the works Ferraris but Toro Rosso STR6 was opted 2010-spec Ferrari 056 engine due to cheap price reasons. Alguersuari recorded the cars highest qualifying position with 6th at the Belgian Grand Prix and he also recorded the cars best finish with a pair of 7th places at the Italian and Korean Grands Prix. Buemi and Alguersuari combined to score 41 points in 2011 giving the team 8th in the Constructors Championship. Buemi scored 15 of the points to finish the Drivers' Championship in 15th place while Alguersuari scored 26 to finish 14th.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2011 Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 056 V8 P AUS MAL CHN TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU BRA 41 8th
Buemi 8 13 14 9 14 10 10 13 Ret 15 8 Ret 10 12 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12
Alguersuari 11 14 Ret 16 16 Ret 8 8 10 12 10 Ret 7 21 15 7 8 15 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STR6". tororosso.com. Scuderia Toro Rosso. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  2. ^ Beer, Matt (26 November 2010). "Ricciardo gets STR Friday practice role". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  3. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2010-12-17). "Toro Rosso reveals new car launch date". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-12-17.

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