Toro Rosso STR4

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Toro Rosso STR4
Bourdais 2009 Spain.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Toro Rosso
Designer(s) Adrian Newey
Predecessor Toro Rosso STR3
Successor Toro Rosso STR5
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, pullrods, carbon-fibre upper and lower wishbones
Engine Ferrari 056 (2008-spec) 2398cc V8 18,000 RPM Limited
Transmission 7-speed
Fuel Shell
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Scuderia Toro Rosso
Notable drivers 11. France Sébastien Bourdais
11. Spain Jaime Alguersuari
12. Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Debut 2009 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
17 0 0 0 0

The Toro Rosso STR4 was a Formula One car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used in the 2009 Formula One season. The car was revealed to be a Red Bull RB5 with a Ferrari engine in Barcelona on March 9, 2009. It was revealed before the testing session.

Competition history[edit]

The STR4 was driven by Sébastien Bourdais and Sébastien Buemi for the first half of the season. Jaime Alguersuari replaced Bourdais from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards.

Sébastien Buemi[edit]

Buemi scored a 7th place on his debut race at the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. His team-mate Sebastian Bourdais also scored points that race. He went on to finish 8th in China, before finishing 7th and 8th in the final two races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Sébastien Bourdais[edit]

Bourdais scored an 8th place at the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. His team-mate Sébastien Buemi also scored points that race. However Bourdais had poor results during the 2008 season, scoring only 4 points unlike his 2008 team-mate Sebastian Vettel who scored 35 and a race win in Monza. At the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, he was replaced by Jaime Alguersuari following a similar season of poor results, having scored only 2 points after the German Grand Prix before he was fired.

Jaime Alguersuari[edit]

Alguersuari made his debut at the Hungarian Grand Prix as his predecessor Sébastien Bourdais was replaced following a string of poor results. However he only managed to finish 3 races out of the 8 he raced in, with a best result of 14th in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2009 Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 056 V8 B AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON TUR GBR GER HUN EUR BEL ITA SIN JPN BRA ABU 8 10th
Bourdais 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret
Alguersuari 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret
Buemi 7 16 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13 1 Ret Ret 7 8

Driver failed to finish, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance.

  • ^1 – Sébastien Buemi followed the safety car to the pit lane on the final lap of the Italian Grand Prix, therefore he was not considered to have finished the race. He was classified as he had driven 90% of the winner's race distance.