Toro Rosso shakes down STR13

Mat Coch

Thursday 22nd February, 2018 - 9:33am

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Toro Rosso STR13

Toro Rosso has shared a photo of its new STR13 on social media as it shook the new car down ahead of its official launch early next week.

Now sporting Honda power, the image provided the first look at the new car, which carries much the same livery as it did in 2017.

Both Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley took the wheel of what was officially a ‘filming day’, which allowed the squad to complete 100km of running.

“We had our filming day at a very wet Misano in our new (STR13). The new girl ran super smooth,” said Hartley.

Gasly also reported the day, which was the first with Honda engines for the squad, ran trouble free.

The Japanese manufacturer switched from McLaren to Toro Rosso at the end of last season, a move seen by many as a precursor to a supply of engines for the senior Red Bull team in 2019.

Toro Rosso will officially peel back the covers on the car on the morning before pre-season testing on February 26.

2018 Formula 1 Launch Dates

Date Team
February 22 Ferrari
February 22 Mercedes
February 23 McLaren
February 26 Toro Rosso
February 26 Force India

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