Toro Rosso STR11

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Toro Rosso STR11
Daniil Kvyat 2016 Malaysia FP2 1.jpg
The Toro Rosso STR11, driven by Daniil Kvyat, during the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorToro Rosso
Designer(s)James Key (Technical Director)
Ben Waterhouse (Deputy Technical Director)
Paolo Marabini (Head of Structural Design)
Mark Tatham (Head of Mechanical Design)
Brendan Gilhome (Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorToro Rosso STR10
SuccessorToro Rosso STR12
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre composite survival cell
Suspension (front)Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pushrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti-roll bars. Sachs dampers
Suspension (rear)Upper and lower carbon wishbones, pullrod, torsion bar springs, central damper and anti-roll bars. Sachs dampers
LengthOver 5,300 mm (209 in)
Width1,800 mm (71 in)
Height950 mm (37 in)
Wheelbase3,700 mm (146 in)
EngineFerrari 060[1] 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 single-turbocharged engine, limited to 15,000 rpm in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorKinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
TransmissionIntegrated gearbox developed jointly by Red Bull Technology and Ferrari 8 forward gears + 1 reverse sequential gearbox with hydraulically actuated paddle shift with Scuderia Toro Rosso housing
BatteryLithium-ion batteries
Weight702 kg (1,548 lb) including driver
FuelShell V-Power Nitro+ 98 RON unleaded racing gasoline
LubricantsShell Helix Ultra
BrakesBrembo carbon discs with aluminium calipers
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry) tyres
Pirelli Cinturato (wet) tyres
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Toro Rosso
Notable drivers26. Russia Daniil Kvyat
33. Netherlands Max Verstappen
55. Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Debut2016 Australian Grand Prix

The Toro Rosso STR11 is a Formula One racing car designed by Scuderia Toro Rosso to compete in the 2016 Formula One season. The car was driven by Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Daniil Kvyat, who swapped seats with Max Verstappen, who drove the car in the first four Grands Prix of the season.[2] It used customer Ferrari's 2015-specification power unit, the 060.[1]


Prior to the 2016 season, both Toro Rosso and parent team Red Bull Racing used engines supplied by Renault. However, frustrated by the unreliability of the Renault Energy F1-2015 and its lack of power relative to rivals Mercedes and Ferrari, Red Bull terminated the partnership at the end of the 2015 season. While Red Bull later renewed the relationship—albeit with engines rebadged as TAG Heuer—Toro Rosso secured a new supply deal with Ferrari. Given the lateness of the deal, the substantial revisions made to the 059 series of engines between the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and the time taken to manufacture new components, Ferrari secured permission from the FIA to supply Toro Rosso with a 2015-specification 060 engine,[3] but no direct factory support from Ferrari as opposed to the 061 used by Ferrari's works team and customer teams Haas and Sauber. Toro Rosso had already collaborated with Ferrari from 2007 through 2013.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2016 Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 060 P
Russia Daniil Kvyat 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret 10 16 15 14 Ret 9 14 13 11 18 13 Ret 63 7th
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 9 Ret 9 12 6 8 9 Ret 8 8 8 14 Ret 15 14 11 17 6 16 6 Ret
Netherlands Max Verstappen 10 6 8 Ret


  1. ^ a b "STR11". Scuderia Toro Rosso. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Final F1 Entry List". FIA. Archived from the original on 19 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Toro Rosso to use 2015-spec Ferrari engines next season".

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