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The Toro Rosso STR10 was a Formula One racing car designed by Scuderia Toro Rosso which competed in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Max Verstappen.

The STR10 was launched on January 31, 2015 at Jerez de la Frontera. At the Barcelona test, the STR10 had a shorter nose. James Key stated that the revised STR10 was "actually the real racecar".

The STR10 was competitive throughout the season. Its best finish was a fourth place, achieved two times by Verstappen at Hungary and USA, their highest non-podium finish since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix. It also achieved a total of 67 points throughout the season, breaking their record tally of 41 points set in 2011.

Season review[]

The STR10 as it appeared in the Jerez test

Toro Rosso had a new driver line-up after the 2014 season. Jean-Éric Vergne left the team after three seasons with the team, and Daniil Kvyat was promoted to Red Bull. The team confirmed on August 2014 that Max Verstappen will drive for the team just at the age of 17, which caused criticism from fellow Formula One drivers. On November 2014, it was confirmed that Carlos Sainz, Jr. will drive alongside Verstappen.

The team unveiled their STR10 on January 31, 2015 at the Jerez pre-season test. At the Barcelona test, a few changes were made to the car, especially the front nose design of the car, which replaced the previous one.

Toro Rosso started off their season at the Australian Grand Prix. Sainz managed to qualify eighth, but Verstappen could only qualify twelfth. While in a points-scoring position during the race, Verstappen's engine blew on lap 32 and he retired from the race. Sainz finished in ninth on his début.

At the next race in Malaysia, Verstappen impressed the team with his qualifying performance, qualifying in sixth, meanwhile his team-mate could only qualify 15th. Both Verstappen and Sainz finished seventh and eighth respectively, ahead of both Red Bulls in the race. Verstappen became the youngest driver to score points at the age of 17 years and 180 days.

Complete Formula One Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2015 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Netherlands Verstappen P Ret 7th 17th Ret 11th Ret 15th 8th Ret 4th 8th 12th 8th 9th 10th 4th 9th 9th 16th
Spain Sainz 9th 8th 13th Ret 9th 10th 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th 9th 10th Ret 7th 13th Ret 11th

Notes[]

V T E Toro Rosso Logo.png Scuderia Toro Rosso
Notable Personnel
Franz Tost · Alex Hitzinger · James Key · Dietrich Mateschitz · Gerhard Berger
Former drivers
Pierre Gasly · Daniil Kvyat · Jaime Alguersuari · Sébastien Buemi · Sébastien Bourdais · Sebastian Vettel · Scott Speed · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Daniel Ricciardo · Jean-Éric Vergne · Max Verstappen · Carlos Sainz, Jr. · Brendon Hartley · Alexander Albon
Cars
STR1 · STR2 · STR2B · STR3 · STR4 · STR5 · STR6 · STR7 · STR8 · STR9 · STR10 · STR11 · STR12 · STR13 · STR14
See also
Red Bull
V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
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