Toro Rosso STR3
|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 (2007-spec) 2398cc V8 19,000 RPM Limited|
|Transmission||Ferrari 7-speed Semi-automatic transmission|
AVUS Racing Front: 12.0 to 12.7in x 13in Wheels
AVUS Racing Rear: 13.7in x 13in Wheels
|Notable entrants||Scuderia Toro Rosso|
14. Sébastien Bourdais|
15. Sebastian Vettel
|Debut||2008 Monaco Grand Prix|
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.
The car was first raced at the 6th round of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix, driven by Sébastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel. It was driven by Vettel to victory in the Italian Grand Prix, the team's only and Vettel's first victory.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
|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*|
* 37 points scored with the STR3.
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- "New Toro Rosso hits the track in Spain". formula1.com. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- "New STR3 to make debut in Monaco". ITV-F1.com. 2008-05-06. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25.
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