Torro Rosso F1 team 2019

Toro Rosso F1 Car 2019
15 Mar, 2019 2:05pm Stephen Errity

Twitter: @ToroRosso
Engine: Honda
Races: 247
Wins: 1
Titles: 0
Last year: 9th 

Toro Rosso was the guinea pig for Red Bull’s Honda engine experiment last year, a gamble that seems to have paid off. It has been forced to take risks with drivers, too: Alexander Albon (third in last year’s F2 championship) joins for 2019, years after he was dropped from the team’s young driver programme. Team-mate Daniil Kvyat has also earned a reprieve, returning for a third stint after falling out of favour during 2017. Another Red Bull junior – Dan Ticktum – continues to hunt for the superlicence points that would grant him access to F1. Securing those would ramp up the pressure on Kvyat and Albon.

Our verdict: Toro Rosso has taken a leaf from the Haas rulebook and bought in many parts from Red Bull. It could be quick out of the blocks this year

Drivers

23 – Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon - 2019

Races: 0
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: N/A
Age: 22
Twitter: @alex_albon

Did you know? Albon’s father Nigel has raced in both the BTCC and the Porsche Carrera Cup GB

26 – Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat - 2019

Races: 74
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: N/A
Age: 24
Twitter: @kvyatofficial

Did you know? In his only full season at Red Bull in 2015, Kvyat outscored team-mate Ricciardo

Formula 1 2019: the grid