2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

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2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Manoah2u » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:22 pm

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Team: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Base: Faenza, Italy
Team principal: Franz Tost
Technical director(s): RedBull ???
Website: https://scuderiatororosso.redbull.com

Race drivers:
26 Image Daniil Kvyat
23 Image Alexander Albon

Test drivers :

Chassis: STR14
Engine: Honda V6 Turbo

2018 position: 9th (33 pts)

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Zynerji » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:10 am

James Key still TD?

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Cannonballer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:40 am

Zynerji wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:10 am
James Key still TD?
No, he announced that the was going to become technical director of McLaren at the end of July 2018. I think that he is still on gardening leave, regardless he is not going to be able to contribute to the direction of the 2019 McLaren.

I wonder if his departure is -- in part, obviously TD at McLaren is its own prize -- an indication that Toro Rosso is going to be taking more of its cues from Red Bull next year which would limit the TD's influence.
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Wouter » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 am

Hopefully the previous Topic about Toro Rosso / Honda will still exist and it will not be removed, because it contains a lot of information about the development of the Honda engine and the work that STR has done. Too bad if you can not find anything more about how everything went.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26882

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by turbof1 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:26 am

Wouter wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 am
Hopefully the previous Topic about Toro Rosso / Honda will still exist and it will not be removed, because it contains a lot of information about the development of the Honda engine and the work that STR has done. Too bad if you can not find anything more about how everything went.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26882
They will not be removed, just unstickied
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by gandharva » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:33 am

So according to an interview with Marko the team will operate in 2019 without a technical director and the car will be an RB14 frankenstein with all allowed 2019 parts from RedBull (more or less the complete rear end) and a 2019 Honda engine. Could be a strong midfield package right at the start of the season. Hopefully they will find someone that makes better strategic decisions during races. This was very bad in 2018.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Wouter » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:34 am

turbof1 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:26 am
Wouter wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 am
Hopefully the previous Topic about Toro Rosso / Honda will still exist and it will not be removed, because it contains a lot of information about the development of the Honda engine and the work that STR has done. Too bad if you can not find anything more about how everything went.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26882
They will not be removed, just unstickied
Thank you for the quick answer @ turbof1. Glad to hear that!

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Wouter » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:39 am

gandharva wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:33 am
Hopefully they will find someone that makes better strategic decisions during races. This was very bad in 2018.
Indeed, i agree to that. The choice of tires they made for example were very strange.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by dren » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:06 pm

Wouter wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:39 am
gandharva wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:33 am
Hopefully they will find someone that makes better strategic decisions during races. This was very bad in 2018.
Indeed, i agree to that. The choice of tires they made for example were very strange.
I think it also helped them in a few races, too, but often it seemed it wasn't the optimal strategy.

I'm thinking Kvyat will have the upper hand with this duo from the start and finish in the same manner. The pressure won't be there and he'll have some good races.
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:36 pm

Ah you're right, James Key left indeed. Isn't it John Booth now?
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by ME4ME » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm

No, Toro Rosso will be without technical director for the forseeable future. Key will not be replaced.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by lio007 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:27 pm

turbof1 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:26 am
Wouter wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 am
Hopefully the previous Topic about Toro Rosso / Honda will still exist and it will not be removed, because it contains a lot of information about the development of the Honda engine and the work that STR has done. Too bad if you can not find anything more about how everything went.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26882
They will not be removed, just unstickied
Another input to this discussion (although a bit offtopic):
It would be really great if every e.g. 2019 Team thread also has the link to it's previous thread, in that case 2018, in the opening post.
Same goes for the car threads.
Such that some kind of a thread-chain is implemented and i can easily surf through the different years!

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by sn809 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 am

There is a right forum in the way of feedback form, pls fill it out with your contact details or anonymously like I have done for suggestions.
Its very kind of them to ask your opinion, so use the forms

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Hawkwind » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:12 pm

John Booth was at STR as a Consultant and his work is now finished.
Jody Egginton Deputy TD, who reported directly to James Key, is covering the TD role now.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by etusch » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:38 am

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this was a known issue because Honda had started the season with a 2017-spec MGU-H and could only introduce its 2018 version for the following race in Bahrain
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upgraded engine had some teething problems when it made its debut but Red Bull and Toro Rosso took responsibility for the flurry of changes late in the year, citing the need for Honda to experiment and address issues as much as possible ahead of 2019.

“You can do many tests at the dyno, but you will never create the same oscillation, you will never find out the real specific driveability of the power unit,” Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost told Motorsport.com.

“Therefore we were pushing for new specifications at the end of the season. It was not necessary to change the engine in Mexico or in Austin, but we were pushing for this.

“Honda developed something and we wanted to know how [good] is this new development? How does it fit in the car? How is it with the oscillations, with upshifts, with downshift?

“We really wanted to see now where we are from the performance side, not only the output of the engine but to go really into the details.”
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hond ... e/4317970/