2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by McMika98 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:54 pm

They need to get into Q3. Drivers saying that even with the new aero config its difficult to follow car around the bend before the long straight. If they can luck into top 8, they could be in decent shout for solid points. They seem to be really good on hard tyres, deg is very low on all tyres.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by GhostF1 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:58 am

Alex is a machine! What a bloody stellar race from him! Genuinely quick. And looks like we definitely a good car this year!

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by nzjrs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:00 am

Indeed. It wasn't shown much on the world feed, but great fight to hold off the Haas at the end. He looks fast and mentally strong

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Ground Effect » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:54 pm

Could he be the saviour of Red Bull? I know it's still early in the season, but I think Gasly should keep one eye on Max, as he tries to close the gap, and one eye on Albon, who is doing incredibly well. What an excellent recovery. Let's remember he drove an F1 car for the first time in February this year.
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by McMika98 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Alex comes across as someone who understands how to extract performance from a car unlike Gasly who on his day will be quick without understanding how. Last year no one in Toro Rosso were clamouring about Gasly and Hartley's feedback, since testing Alex has been giving positive vibes on setup and tyre.
Baku should be decent fot Alex as he got pole last year.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by towncaptain » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Leclerc always said Albon was one of his toughest rivals before Formula 1 :)

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by nzjrs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm

McMika98 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Alex comes across as someone who understands how to extract performance from a car unlike Gasly who on his day will be quick without understanding how. Last year no one in Toro Rosso were clamouring about Gasly and Hartley's feedback, since testing Alex has been giving positive vibes on setup and tyre.
Baku should be decent fot Alex as he got pole last year.
I know you are not a fan of Hartley, but he was consistently praised for his feedback - so much so it was explicitly mentioned when he was dropped
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hart ... ss/4305002

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by McMika98 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:20 pm

nzjrs wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm

I know you are not a fan of Hartley, but he was consistently praised for his feedback - so much so it was explicitly mentioned when he was dropped
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hart ... ss/4305002
Those were kind words from Honda to save face really, obviously they reciprocated kind words from him all year towards Honda. Unless you missed the entire 2018 season, Hartley was just meh all year and i was rooting for him all year. Expect for Monaco and Japan he never showed any flash of brillance. To me TR had a decent chassis but could not get optimal setup in quali and race.

I guess the rookies these days dont have distractions like their other half to look after so can fully concentrate on their craft.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by nzjrs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:22 pm

McMika98 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:20 pm
nzjrs wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm

I know you are not a fan of Hartley, but he was consistently praised for his feedback - so much so it was explicitly mentioned when he was dropped
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hart ... ss/4305002
Those were kind words from Honda to save face really, obviously they reciprocated kind words from him all year towards Honda. Unless you missed the entire 2018 season, Hartley was just meh all year and i was rooting for him all year. Expect for Monaco and Japan he never showed any flash of brillance. To me TR had a decent chassis but could not get optimal setup in quali and race.

I guess the rookies these days dont have distractions like their other half to look after so can fully concentrate on their craft.
Agree to disagree then mate.

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Marti_EF3 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm

Great moves from Albon! =D> =D>


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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Big Tea » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:13 pm

Marti_EF3 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Great moves from Albon! =D> =D>

https://youtu.be/DtX1syAXC9M
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Capharol » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Marti_EF3 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Great moves from Albon! =D> =D>

https://youtu.be/DtX1syAXC9M
I guess either at Monaco or after it he could be in a RB, he has the potential
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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by etusch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Marti_EF3 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Great moves from Albon! =D> =D>

https://youtu.be/DtX1syAXC9M
Thanks @Marti_EF3 great video

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Re: 2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - Honda

Post by Singabule » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:18 am

After destroying 1 chassis and several wings and floor, i worry the development will be nowhere compared to other midfield team. Also from PU side, expect several time penalties. However at least they have 2 good driver, but Dani is prone to mistake and Albon is still very green, so I think STR can not go higher than 8th in championship. Hope Im wrong