Torro Rosso unveil the STR7

Torro Rosso launch the STR7

Hi Racers,

Talk about a great couple of days! For all of the F1 fans out there who have been waiting eagerly for some F1 related action, its come in a flurry with the unveiling of most of the teams cars and the testing starting in Jerez.

Torro Rosso unveiled their 2012 Challenger, the STR7 on Tuesday ( apologies for the delay in getting this post out to you all )


Stepped Nose on STR7


The Torro Rosso ( unsurprisingly ) featured the stepped nose, which, frankly to me is now old news. It’s obvious that the teams are employing this as a way to achieve the lost downforce from the blown diffuser ban. The fact Mclaren are the only team WITHOUT a step nose could either go in their favour or very much AGAINST. Only time will tell.

Here are the STR7’s Tech Spec’s thanks to



Official car name: STR7

Engine: Ferrari V8 Type 056

Chassis material: Composite monocoque structure

Bodywork material: Carbon fibre composite

Front suspension: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers

Rear suspension: Upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bar springs and anti roll bars, Sachs dampers

Steering: Scuderia Toro Rosso

Gearbox: Seven-speed hydraulic

Clutch: Sachs Triple-plate pull-type

Calipers: Brembo

Pads and discs: Brembo

Cooling system (radiators, heat exchangers): Scuderia Toro Rosso

Cockpit instrumentation: Scuderia Toro Rosso

Seat belts: OMP

Steering wheel: Scuderia Toro Rosso

Driver’s seat: Carbon fibre construction,moulded to driver’s shape

Extinguisher system: Scuderia Toro Rosso/FEV

Wheels: Advanti Racing

Fuel cell: ATL

Overall weight : 640 kg (including driver and camera)


Watch the video of the STR7 launch ( including interviews ) below.



I especially like Daniel Riccardo’s tweet following the launch:

Daniel Ricciardo @danielricciardo

Was a great feeling sliding off the TR7’s dress today. And no bra! Too easy 🙂

Sliding off the dress 😉


Keep Racing,

Vroom Vroom


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