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Tost sets ambitious 2013 target for Toro Rosso

Adding former Force India and Sauber guiding light James Key as technical director is seen as a key bonus for STR, and Tost is keen for the Briton to have a long-term influence.

“He was with Jordan when I met him and stayed with the same team through its many metamorphoses,” the Austrian explained, “Then he switched to Sauber and, for whatever reason, he didn't feel so much at home there, [so] he came to us. Hopefully he'll be a fixture in our team for the next couple of years.

“James has built a very good technical team around himself and the method he is working with fits my philosophy. I am sure that his direction is the right one for us, and that if we keep working as we do now we will be successful.”



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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8 rear diffuser. 06.02.2013.
James Key (GBR) Scuderia Toro Rosso Technical Director.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8. 06.02.2013.
Franz Tost (AUT) Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal.
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8. 06.02.2013.
23.08.2015 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 retires from the race
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 retires from the race
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 retires from the race
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 retires from the race
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 retires from the race
23.08.2015 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
23.08.2015 - Race, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-30.
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
23.08.2015 - Race, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
23.08.2015 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
23.08.2015 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB11
23.08.2015 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10

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Andy - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 2:19 PM

Its gonna be tough. Top 5 will surely consist of Ferrari, rbr, mclaren, lotus and merc. 6th is best of the rest. Strong competition will come from Williams, sauber and Force India. 6th is optimistic but there's nothing wrong with aiming high

Owen Hamilton - Unregistered

February 07, 2013 7:09 PM

Sadly I can't see Williams doing much this season, Bottas is a rookie and Maldonado crashes too much, it's really sad to see a once great team struggling so much, still not really sure how Maldonado managed to win in Barcelona.



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