Insight: How hard will drivers work in 2017?

Insight: How hard will drivers work in 2017?

Formula 1 will enter a new technical era in 2017, led by overhauled aerodynamics and wider Pirelli tyres. GPUpdate.net got the lowdown on how much drivers will be pushed by the regulation changes from Rupert Manwaring, who works for Hintsa Performance and trains Toro Rosso racer Carlos Sainz Jr. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 8 February 2017

  2. Insight: How hard will drivers work in 2017? 08:02

    Insight: How hard will drivers work in 2017?

    Formula 1 will enter a new technical era in 2017, led by overhauled aerodynamics and wider Pirelli tyres. GPUpdate.net got the lowdown on how much drivers will…

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  3. Friday 30 December 2016

  4. Sainz Jr. 'proud' of development in 2016 16:22

    Sainz Jr. 'proud' of development in 2016

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. believes he can be "proud" of his second season in the sport, and feels he developed into a "completely different driver" over the…

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  5. Tuesday 20 December 2016

  6. 2016 review: Toro Rosso down on power 08:02

    2016 review: Toro Rosso down on power

    GPUpdate.net's team-by-team 2016 reviews continue with Toro Rosso, which was impacted by an early-season driver change, and held back by an old engine, though…

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  7. Monday 19 December 2016

  8. Sainz Jr. says RBR/STR seat swap 'tough' 11:32

    Sainz Jr. says RBR/STR seat swap 'tough'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has admitted that Red Bull's decision to promote Max Verstappen early in the 2016 season was "tough" to take, but feels satisfied with how he…

    F1
  9. Thursday 15 December 2016

  10. Red Bull rules out Mercedes/Sainz Jr. deal 09:24

    Red Bull rules out Mercedes/Sainz Jr. deal

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has made clear that Carlos Sainz Jr. is not an option for Mercedes, as the manufacturer pushes on with efforts to confirm…

    F1
  11. Monday 28 November 2016

  12. Toro Rosso confirms Kvyat gearbox failure 10:34

    Toro Rosso confirms Kvyat gearbox failure

    Toro Rosso confirmed that an ailing gearbox truncated Daniil Kvyat's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on a difficult weekend for the team. Toro Rosso completed only…

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  13. Saturday 26 November 2016

  14. Toro Rosso's Abu Dhabi weekend 'very painful' 18:22

    Toro Rosso's Abu Dhabi weekend 'very painful'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has described Toro Rosso's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix so far as "very painful" after practice issues hindered its qualifying efforts. Daniil Kvyat…

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  15. Thursday 24 November 2016

  16. Overview: F1's battles down the pack 07:42

    Overview: F1's battles down the pack

    While the attention this weekend will fall on the scrap for the title between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, there are several other battles further down the…

    F1
  17. Monday 14 November 2016

  18. Sainz Jr. enjoying late-season 'surprises' 09:15

    Sainz Jr. enjoying late-season 'surprises'

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. labelled himself as "super happy" as he claimed an unexpected sixth place during a rain-affected Brazilian Grand Prix. Sainz…

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  19. Friday 11 November 2016

  20. Räikkönen cleared over Sainz Jr. incident 19:39

    Räikkönen cleared over Sainz Jr. incident

    Brazilian Grand Prix stewards have opted to take no further action following an incident between Kimi Räikkönen and Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice at…

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  21. Monday 31 October 2016

  22. Kvyat: No consistency with F1 penalties 14:14

    Kvyat: No consistency with F1 penalties

    Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat criticised the inconsistent nature of stewarding decisions after he was penalised for passing Romain Grosjean off-track during…

    F1
  23. Friday 28 October 2016

  24. F1 drivers against Ecclestone 'wall' proposal 10:24

    F1 drivers against Ecclestone 'wall' proposal

    Formula 1 drivers have spoken out against Bernie Ecclestone's proposal that Grand Prix circuits should build walls around corners to discourage the field from…

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  25. Monday 24 October 2016

  26. Winners and Losers: United States Grand Prix 16:32

    Winners and Losers: United States Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh victory of the campaign but Nico Rosberg still controls the title race after bagging second position. GPUpdate.net presents…

    F1
  27. Sainz Jr. says sixth place 'feels like a win' 00:14

    Sainz Jr. says sixth place 'feels like a win'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says his sixth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix, the joint-best result of his Formula 1 career to date, "feels like a win". Toro…

    F1
  28. Monday 10 October 2016

  29. Kvyat: STR 'just nowhere' in straight line 13:44

    Kvyat: STR 'just nowhere' in straight line

    Daniil Kvyat reckons Toro Rosso achieved the maximum result it could in Japan after conceding that its STR11 was "just nowhere" in terms of straight line…

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  30. Friday 7 October 2016

  31. Sainz Jr. hopes to convert practice speed 12:22

    Sainz Jr. hopes to convert practice speed

    Carlos Sainz Jr. is hopeful that Toro Rosso can convert its Friday practice form across the rest of the weekend after he squeezed into the top 10 at…

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  32. Thursday 6 October 2016

  33. Drivers will need physical 'step' for new cars 10:02

    Drivers will need physical 'step' for new cars

    Formula 1 drivers will need to make a sizeable physical "step" over the winter period to prepare for the demands of driving 2017-spec cars, according to Toro…

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  34. Tuesday 4 October 2016

  35. Sainz Jr. reveals engine glitch at start 10:12

    Sainz Jr. reveals engine glitch at start

    Carlos Sainz Jr. revealed his build-up to the Malaysian Grand Prix start was "stressful" as his engine stopped on the grid. Sainz Jr. lined up from 16th…

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  36. Thursday 29 September 2016

  37. Sainz Jr. says Renault interest an 'honour' 07:15

    Sainz Jr. says Renault interest an 'honour'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has admitted that Renault's interest in acquiring his services is an "honour", though insists his current priority is to make the step up to…

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  38. Monday 19 September 2016

  39. Sainz Jr. 'angry' after compromised race 13:16

    Sainz Jr. 'angry' after compromised race

    Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his anger after his strong qualifying position went to waste with a first-lap collision and subsequent order to pit at the Singapore…

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  40. Sunday 18 September 2016

  41. Hülkenberg: Verstappen's start led to crash 13:57

    Hülkenberg: Verstappen's start led to crash

    Nico Hülkenberg believes that Max Verstappen's poor getaway was the root cause of his dramatic collision with Carlos Sainz Jr. at the start of the Singapore…

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  42. Kvyat says car feeling is 'back to normal' 08:32

    Kvyat says car feeling is 'back to normal'

    Daniil Kvyat says that his car balance is finally feeling "back to normal" after a challenging sequence of Grands Prix on his return to Toro Rosso from Red…

    F1
  43. Thursday 8 September 2016

  44. Interview: Sainz Jr. 'relieved' to prove potential 14:02

    Interview: Sainz Jr. 'relieved' to prove potential

    Max Verstappen was given his chance to race for Red Bull earlier in the year, over Carlos Sainz Jr., but the 22-year-old Spaniard has also impressed during his…

    F1
  45. Monday 29 August 2016

  46. Sainz Jr. rues puncture after 'best start' 15:12

    Sainz Jr. rues puncture after 'best start'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says debris from the collisions on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix caused a puncture which forced him out, after making "one of the…

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  47. Thursday 25 August 2016

  48. Ricciardo, Sainz Jr. others to trial halo in FP1 16:02

    Ricciardo, Sainz Jr. others to trial halo in FP1

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. will also trial the 'halo' device during free practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, ahead of a…

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  49. Monday 1 August 2016

  50. Sainz Jr. says slow pit-stop ruined recovery 13:24

    Sainz Jr. says slow pit-stop ruined recovery

    Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says that a slow pit-stop dented his slim chances of recording another points finish at the German Grand Prix, after three…

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  51. Saturday 30 July 2016

  52. Sainz Jr. gets three-place grid penalty 15:39

    Sainz Jr. gets three-place grid penalty

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been given a three-place grid penalty for the German Grand Prix, after it was deemed that he blocked Felipe Massa in Saturday's qualifying…

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  53. Monday 25 July 2016

  54. Winners and Losers: Hungarian Grand Prix 16:28

    Winners and Losers: Hungarian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton moved ahead of Nico Rosberg with his fifth win of the campaign, as the Red Bull and Ferrari drivers battled. GPUpdate.net presents its winners…

    F1
  55. Toro Rosso wary of McLaren-Honda threat 10:21

    Toro Rosso wary of McLaren-Honda threat

    Franz Tost has admitted that McLaren-Honda's upward trend is a growing concern for Toro Rosso, as the team looks to defend sixth position in the Constructors…

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  56. Saturday 23 July 2016

  57. Sainz Jr. says sixth 'came from nowhere' 16:36

    Sainz Jr. says sixth 'came from nowhere'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says his sixth-place starting position for the Hungarian Grand Prix "came from nowhere" after a low-key final practice. Toro Rosso's Sainz…

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  58. Friday 22 July 2016

  59. Bottas, Sainz Jr. reprimanded over pit entry 16:19

    Bottas, Sainz Jr. reprimanded over pit entry

    Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz Jr. have been reprimanded by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards for pit entry violations during second practice at the…

    F1
  60. Monday 11 July 2016

  61. Sainz Jr. boosted by points-scoring run 09:02

    Sainz Jr. boosted by points-scoring run

    Carlos Sainz Jr. feels that Toro Rosso is moving in the "right direction" after he recorded his fifth points finish in six races in the British Grand Prix at…

    F1
  62. Friday 8 July 2016

  63. Sainz Jr. rues 'toughest Friday' after struggles 17:40

    Sainz Jr. rues 'toughest Friday' after struggles

    Carlos Sainz Jr. labelled Friday's practice sessions for the British Grand Prix as the toughest of the season for Toro Rosso as both he and Daniil Kvyat…

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  64. Monday 4 July 2016

  65. Tost: Sainz Jr. result a 'big success' 07:33

    Tost: Sainz Jr. result a 'big success'

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says that Carlos Sainz Jr.'s eighth-place finish at the Austrian Grand Prix represents a "big success" after the outfit's…

    F1
  66. Thursday 30 June 2016

  67. Sainz Jr. sure top team chance will come 17:08

    Sainz Jr. sure top team chance will come

    Carlos Sainz Jr. is adamant that an opportunity with a leading Formula 1 team will come, following confirmation that he will remain with Toro Rosso for the 2017…

    F1
  68. Wednesday 29 June 2016

  69. Sainz Jr. to stay at Toro Rosso in 2017 15:50

    Sainz Jr. to stay at Toro Rosso in 2017

    Carlos Sainz Jr. will remain at Toro Rosso in 2017, for what will be a third successive campaign, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has confirmed, with Daniil…

    F1
  70. Saturday 25 June 2016

  71. Feature: Who should partner Vettel in 2017? 09:22

    Feature: Who should partner Vettel in 2017?

    With Nico Rosberg set to extend his stay at Mercedes, the key to this year's driver market appears to revolve around Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen. Should the…

    F1
  72. Wednesday 22 June 2016

  73. Tost expects STR/Sainz Jr. renewal soon 15:06

    Tost expects STR/Sainz Jr. renewal soon

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says he expects Carlos Sainz Jr. to remain with the outfit into 2017, and hopes a deal with the Spaniard will soon be…

    F1
  74. Monday 20 June 2016

  75. STR drivers suffer suspension issues 12:32

    STR drivers suffer suspension issues

    Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat were both undone by suspension problems at the European Grand Prix, with initial post-race checks hinting…

    F1
  76. Sunday 19 June 2016

  77. Sainz Jr., Magnussen get grid penalties 13:27

    Sainz Jr., Magnussen get grid penalties

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. and Renault's Kevin Magnussen have both been hit with grid penalties at the European Grand Prix grid, following gearbox…

    F1
  78. Tuesday 14 June 2016

  79. Sainz Jr. compares Baku layout to Macau 16:04

    Sainz Jr. compares Baku layout to Macau

    Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says the layout of the new Baku City Circuit, home to this weekend's European Grand Prix, reminds him of Macau's Guia…

    F1
  80. Monday 13 June 2016

  81. Winners and Losers: Canadian Grand Prix 16:02

    Winners and Losers: Canadian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton took back-to-back victories ahead of Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix on a dire day for title leader Nico Rosberg. GPUpdate.net…

    F1
  82. Sainz Jr. thrilled with race-day recovery 09:37

    Sainz Jr. thrilled with race-day recovery

    Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his satisfaction after climbing from the penultimate row of the grid to the points-paying positions during the Canadian Grand…

    F1
  83. Sunday 12 June 2016

  84. Sainz Jr. gets five-place grid penalty 17:15

    Sainz Jr. gets five-place grid penalty

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been hit with a five-place penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix, with Toro Rosso forced to change the gearbox in his car after he crashed…

    F1
  85. Monday 30 May 2016

  86. Sainz Jr. frustrated to miss 'big points' 09:08

    Sainz Jr. frustrated to miss 'big points'

    Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his frustration at missing out on "big points" at the Monaco Grand Prix, as the Toro Rosso driver had to settle for eighth in a…

    F1
  87. Friday 27 May 2016

  88. Kvyat feeling 'better and better' in STR11 13:06

    Kvyat feeling 'better and better' in STR11

    Daniil Kvyat says that his feeling at the wheel of Toro Rosso's STR11 is getting "better and better" on a lap-by-lap basis as he continues to adjust to life…

    F1
  89. Wednesday 18 May 2016

  90. Key praises 'super smooth' Sainz Jr. 11:42

    Key praises 'super smooth' Sainz Jr.

    Toro Rosso technical chief James Key has praised a "super smooth" performance from Carlos Sainz Jr. after the youngster secured the best finish of his Formula 1…

    F1
  91. Monday 16 May 2016

  92. Winners and Losers: Spanish Grand Prix 16:16

    Winners and Losers: Spanish Grand Prix

    Max Verstappen stunned the F1 paddock with victory as Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exited in controversial fashion. GPUpdate.net presents…

    F1
  93. Sunday 15 May 2016

  94. Sainz Jr. congratulates Verstappen on win 17:34

    Sainz Jr. congratulates Verstappen on win

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has congratulated former team-mate Max Verstappen for winning on his Red Bull debut at the Spanish Grand Prix. Sainz Jr. raced alongside…

    F1
  95. Friday 13 May 2016

  96. Kvyat already 'feels at home' at Toro Rosso 15:55

    Kvyat already 'feels at home' at Toro Rosso

    Daniil Kvyat says that he already "feels at home" after starting his second phase with Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso at the Spanish Grand Prix on…

    F1
  97. Video: Sainz Jr. tweaks helmet design 12:02

    Video: Sainz Jr. tweaks helmet design

    Carlos Sainz Jr. unveils a tweaked helmet design to celebrate Estrella Galicia 0,0's 110th birthday.

    F1
  98. Sainz Jr. sure Red Bull chance will come 07:10

    Sainz Jr. sure Red Bull chance will come

    Carlos Sainz Jr. is confident that he will have an opportunity to graduate from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, despite being overlooked as the operation promoted…

    F1
  99. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  100. Sainz Jr. set for Lebanon show run 07:42

    Sainz Jr. set for Lebanon show run

    Carlos Sainz Jr. will drive a Formula 1 car on the streets of Lebanese capital Beirut later this month. Toro Rosso racer Sainz Jr. is due to get behind the…

    F1
  101. Monday 2 May 2016

  102. Toro Rosso duo lament 'unfortunate' race 10:22

    Toro Rosso duo lament 'unfortunate' race

    Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. were left to rue what might have been after points finishes slipped away from the pair at the Russian…

    F1
  103. Saturday 30 April 2016

  104. Sainz Jr. hits out at Kvyat for Q2 driving 15:45

    Sainz Jr. hits out at Kvyat for Q2 driving

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. has accused Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat of impeding one of his laps during qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. Sainz Jr.…

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  105. Thursday 28 April 2016

  106. Video: Toro Rosso driver challenge - #4 10:32

    Video: Toro Rosso driver challenge - #4

    Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. sprint across the team's office in Faenza.

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  107. Monday 18 April 2016

  108. Verstappen buoyed by China recovery 09:23

    Verstappen buoyed by China recovery

    Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says he was stunned to be able to recover to a points-paying position at the Chinese Grand Prix after slipping back during the…

    F1
  109. Thursday 14 April 2016

  110. Herbert would pick Sainz Jr. over Verstappen 10:06

    Herbert would pick Sainz Jr. over Verstappen

    Ex-Formula 1 driver turned television pundit Johnny Herbert says that he would choose Carlos Sainz Jr. over Max Verstappen, should an opportunity arise at Red…

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  111. Video of the Day: Driving a 'Catcher Car' 05:24

    Video of the Day: Driving a 'Catcher Car'

    Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. try out the 'Catcher Car' used at the Wings for Life World Run.

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  112. Wednesday 13 April 2016

  113. Video of the Day: STR office chair race 05:26

    Video of the Day: STR office chair race

    Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. take part in a special race on office chairs.

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