Toro Rosso unveils new STR7
Toro Rosso has become the eighth team to launch its 2012 car after unveiling the STR7 in the pit lane at Jerez.
Following the Sauber and Red Bull launches earlier today, the new driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne revealed the STR7 to the media. The car follows the trend of having a step between the nose and the front of the chassis, but retains the innovative double floor concept from last year's car.
Team principal Franz Tost said he had full confidence in his team ahead of the start of the new season.
"I hope that we have designed a good car and I am convinced we have two good drivers," Tost said. "I'm also convinced that we will have a successful season."
Tost added that he was aiming for seventh or possibly sixth in the constructors' championship and that his target was based on the resources available to the team.
"In terms of resources, as far as I can estimate and in comparison to the other teams, we are in the good midfield," he said. "I expect that we are in seventh position and this is also the position I expect to reach in the constructors' championship."
Ricciardo will give the STR7 its first run at Jerez on Tuesday morning.