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Tost not expecting any Ferrari upgrades

Franz Tost: If Ferrari comes up with some new upgrades, I am more than happy, but I don't think they want to spend time on the 2015 engine
Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says he is not expecting any upgrades this season from Ferrari.

Toro Rosso switches back to Ferrari power units for 2016, albeit a year-old version of the Scuderia's V6 turbo, and as such Tost believes the engine will remain unchanged for the entire season.

“I don't know [if we will get any updates]. If Ferrari comes up with some new upgrades, I am more than happy, but I think they will be concentrating on developing their engine, the 2016 engine, and I don't think they want to spend time on the 2015 engine,” he said.

“At least, this is what I think I know… it will be a positive surprise if they come up and say 'we have a new upgrade' but I will not argue against it!”

Asked if Toro Rosso might be able to switch to the 2016-spec engine at some point this year, Tost confirmed that isn't something that will be possible as it would mean the team would need to build a new chassis.

“[Switching to the 2016 engine] is not taken into consideration because it needs a completely new car and this is a question of time and money,” he confirmed.

“Toro Rosso is not in a situation to come up with so many upgrades and build two new cars in one season.”
by Rob Wilkins


Tagged as: Ferrari , Franz Tost , F1 2016

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(L to R): James Key (GBR) Scuderia Toro Rosso Technical Director with Max Verstappen (NLD) Scuderia Toro Rosso; Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso; and Franz Tost (AUT) Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal. 01.03.2016.

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