Toro Rosso STR3

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Toro Rosso STR3
Sebastian Vettel 2008 Canada.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Toro Rosso
Predecessor STR2B
Successor STR4
Technical specifications
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) cast titanium uprights, pushrods, carbon-fibre upper and lower wishbones
Suspension (rear) cast titanium uprights, pushrods, carbon-fibre upper and lower wishbones
Engine Ferrari 056 2398cc V8 19,000 RPM Limited
Transmission Ferrari 7-speed Semi-automatic transmission
Fuel Shell
Tyres Bridgestone Potenza
AVUS Racing Front: 12.0 to 12.7in x 13in Wheels
AVUS Racing Rear: 13.7in x 13in Wheels
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Toro Rosso
Notable drivers 14. France Sébastien Bourdais
15. Germany Sebastian Vettel
Debut 2008 Monaco Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
13 1 1 0

The Toro Rosso STR3 is a Formula One car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used in the 2008 Formula One season designed by Adrian Newey, the Red Bull Racing designer.

Sebastian Vettel, who (since joining Scuderia Toro Rosso) makes it a habit to give his racing cars names, named his STR 3 'Julie'. It was first tested by Red Bull junior driver, Brendon Hartley in Italy on 2 April and publicly launched on 16 April 2008 at the Circuit de Catalunya, where it was driven by Sébastien Bourdais.[1]

Toro Rosso had started the 2008 season with an updated B specification version of their 2007 STR2 car, originally stating that the STR3 would make its début at the fourth or fifth round.

The car was first raced at the 6th round of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix, driven by Sébastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel.[2] It was driven by Vettel to victory in the Italian Grand Prix, the team's only and Vettel's first victory.

The STR3 made its racing début at the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix, driven by Sébastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel (pictured).
Bourdais driving the STR3 at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
2008 Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari V8 B AUS MAL BHR ESP TUR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN EUR BEL ITA SIN JPN CHN BRA 39* 6th*
Bourdais Ret 13 17 11 12 18 10 7 18 12 10 13 14
Vettel 5 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 6 5 1 5 6 9 4

* 37 points scored with the STR3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Toro Rosso hits the track in Spain". formula1.com. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  2. ^ "New STR3 to make debut in Monaco". ITV-F1.com. 2008-05-06. 

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