Scuderia Toro Rosso STR2 Ferrari

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR2 imageActive: 2007
Team: Scuderia Toro Rosso

Designers: Adrian Newey (CTO), Mark Smith (TD), Ben Agathangelou (HA)
Drivers: Vitantonio Liuzzi (18), Scott Speed / Sebastian Vettel (19)

The STR2 is hardly more than a carryover of the all new Red Bull RB3. While the STR was an older car, the new car is a huge improvement. The chassis is completely new as Adrian Newey designed a car to his likings and following his experience from McLaren.

While the team was lagging slightly on developments performed by Red Bull Racing Technologies, the car was vastly slower than the car run by Red Bull. It is important to know that Newey and his design team at Red Bull designed the new car for the championship winning Renault engine that was fitted in the RB3. The adaptation of the chassis and a possibly inferior engine (mainly in packaging) meant the team lacked performance to grab a lot of points.

Mid season, after the European Grand Prix, Scott Speed got replaced by BMW Sauber's test driver Sebastian Vettel. At that point, Toro Rosso and Spyker F1 were the only teams not to have scored points in 2007.

Specifications

Chassis: Composite monocoque structure, designed and built in-house, carrying the Ferrari V8 056 engine as fully stressed member.
Transmission: Seven speed gearbox, longitudinally mounted high-pressure hydraulic system for power shift and clutch operation AP Racing triple-plate-type clutch.
Wheels: AVUS racing; front: 12.7in x 13in, rear: 13.4in x 13in
Tyres: Bridgestone
Front suspension: Upper and lower carbon wishbones and pushrods. Torsion bar springing and anti roll bar.
Rear suspension: Upper and lower carbon links and pushrods. Coil springs and torsion anti-roll bar.
Brakes: Brembo calipers, hitco carbon disks and pads.
Electronics: Pi 'VCS' System. Integrated engine/chassis electronic control system.
Fuel management: Magneti Marelli digital electronic injection.
Engine: Engine Ferrari Type 056
Capacity: 2398cc
Configuration: V8, 90°
Cylinder block: Cast aluminium
Number of valves: 32
Piston bore: 98 mm
Weight: 95 kg
Max engine speed: 19,000 rpm (as limited by regulations)