Technical Director Toro Rosso James Ki said that the change of the rules in 2017 are the most significant over the last 20 years.
“In all my 20 years in Formula 1 I’ve never seen that chassis so much has changed, said Ki after the presentation of the new car Toro Rosso STR12 in Barcelona. – Since 1998, when the machines become, and until 2009 the car is constantly slightly changed, and then just implemented the new regulations. Nonetheless, the principles remained the same, and all of the radical innovations have touched the front wing.
With regard to this regulation, it is now not enough that we have a completely different aerodynamics, tires and the chassis width has changed. Had to learn a lot of new information.”
Video: STR12 in action on the track Misano
Key added that the team was important for stability to keep the Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat: “Thanks to the reliability of our drivers and a new power plant, which unlike last year will be continuously upgraded, only the chassis remained unknown to us area.
We always set ourselves ambitious goals, and this season we have already prepared a plan for long-term updates.
I suspect that year will be intense and with greater opportunities for realizing the potential”.
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