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Toro Rosso pass crash tests

Toro Rosso to run new car in first F1 test after passing crash test
Toro Rosso has confirmed that its new car – the STR7 – will be able to debut in the opening test of pre-season after passing its FIA crash tests.

New regulations in place for 2012 state that teams can only test cars once they have passed the mandatory tests, whereas previous rules allowed teams to test but not race cars until the tests had been successfully passed.

In a statement on the team's official website, Toro Rosso confirmed that the tests have now been passed which will allow the car to debut on 7 February at Jerez.

“Who says crashing is always a bad thing?” the statement read. “Having previously passed various static crash tests, today, our new car, the STR7, passed all remaining FIA crash tests.

“These are compulsory for all cars that will compete in the Formula 1 World Championship and this year they were even more stringent, as the sport's governing body continues to pursue safety as one of its main aims in the sport.

“In addition, a new rule for 2012 stipulates that only cars that have passed all tests will be able to take part in the forthcoming winter test sessions in Spain, whereas in the past, cars could test but not race prior to passing the "exams."

“So we now know the car is strong enough and as from 7 February in Jerez, we can start work on making it quick and reliable.”

Toro Rosso will field Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo in a new-look driver pairing for 2012.


Tagged as: Toro Rosso , Jerez , Ricciardo , Vergne , STR7

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