Key praises 'super smooth' Sainz Jr.

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 career at last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 18 May 2016

  2. 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…

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  3. Monday 16 May 2016

  4. 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…

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  5. Sunday 15 May 2016

  6. 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…

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  7. Friday 13 May 2016

  8. 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…

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  9. 12:02

    Video: Sainz Jr. tweaks helmet design

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  10. 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…

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  11. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  12. 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…

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  13. Monday 2 May 2016

  14. 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…

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  15. Saturday 30 April 2016

  16. 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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  17. Thursday 28 April 2016

  18. 10:32

    Video: Toro Rosso driver challenge - #4

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  19. Monday 18 April 2016

  20. 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…

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  21. Thursday 14 April 2016

  22. 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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  23. 05:24

    Video of the Day: Driving a 'Catcher Car'

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  24. Wednesday 13 April 2016

  25. 05:26

    Video of the Day: STR office chair race

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  26. Wednesday 6 April 2016

  27. Horner: Red Bull pool 'keeps drivers honest' 14:54

    Horner: Red Bull pool 'keeps drivers honest'

    Christian Horner has admitted that Red Bull finds itself in an "incredible situation" regarding its young driver pool, but is remaining coy over the outfit's…

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  28. Sunday 3 April 2016

  29. Toro Rosso drivers excited by tyre freedom 10:04

    Toro Rosso drivers excited by tyre freedom

    Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. are both optimistic over Toro Rosso's potential in the Bahrain Grand Prix, given the freedom over their starting…

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  30. Tuesday 29 March 2016

  31. Toro Rosso eyeing first points in Bahrain 10:36

    Toro Rosso eyeing first points in Bahrain

    Max Verstappen is hopeful that Toro Rosso can finally record a points finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, after failing to do so on 10 previous…

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  32. 10:32

    Video: Toro Rosso driver challenge - #2

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  33. Tuesday 22 March 2016

  34. Sainz Jr. plays down Verstappen comments 12:55

    Sainz Jr. plays down Verstappen comments

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has insisted that he has a "healthy" relationship with Toro Rosso team-mate Max Verstappen, following their battle at the Australian Grand…

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  35. Monday 21 March 2016

  36. Toro Rosso result 'very disappointing' - Tost 16:32

    Toro Rosso result 'very disappointing' - Tost

    Toro Rosso Team Principal expressed confidence about the potential of the STR11 but labelled the outfit's result in Australia as "very disappointing" as it was…

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  37. Sunday 20 March 2016

  38. Verstappen laments pits 'miscommunication' 15:28

    Verstappen laments pits 'miscommunication'

    Max Verstappen was left to lament a miscommunication during the Australian Grand Prix which impacted on his race, as he rounded out the top 10 for Toro…

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  39. Saturday 19 March 2016

  40. Verstappen elated by career-high grid spot 09:49

    Verstappen elated by career-high grid spot

    Max Verstappen admitted he was surprised by his career-high qualifying result of fifth and praised Toro Rosso for improving his STR11 after struggling during…

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  41. Monday 14 March 2016

  42. 11:04

    Video: Toro Rosso driver challenge - #1

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  43. Wednesday 9 March 2016

  44. Tost expects both cars in Q3 at opener 10:33

    Tost expects both cars in Q3 at opener

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost expects both Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. to appear in Q3 at the Australian Grand Prix, after a productive…

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  45. Wednesday 2 March 2016

  46. Sainz Jr. hails 'big achievement' at STR 18:56

    Sainz Jr. hails 'big achievement' at STR

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has described Toro Rosso's pre-season mileage haul so far as a "big achievement" after its challenging winter period. Toro Rosso faced a…

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  47. Tuesday 1 March 2016

  48. Toro Rosso duo 'clearly feel' Ferrari gains 13:29

    Toro Rosso duo 'clearly feel' Ferrari gains

    Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen have both spoken of wide-ranging improvements with Ferrari power units during pre-season testing in…

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  49. Monday 29 February 2016

  50. Sainz Jr: People will 'enjoy' STR battle 09:24

    Sainz Jr: People will 'enjoy' STR battle

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says people will "enjoy" his battle with Toro Rosso team-mate Max Verstappen this year as the pair prepare for their second seasons in Formula…

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  51. Monday 22 February 2016

  52. Toro Rosso halted by gearbox problem 18:21

    Toro Rosso halted by gearbox problem

    Carlos Sainz Jr. and Toro Rosso were sidelined by a gearbox issue on the opening day of pre-season testing at the Barcelona circuit. Sainz Jr. gave the…

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  53. Monday 25 January 2016

  54. STR confirms pre-season test schedule 08:47

    STR confirms pre-season test schedule

    Toro Rosso has confirmed its driver line-up for the upcoming pre-season test sessions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Carlos Sainz Jr. set to debut…

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  55. Sunday 17 January 2016

  56. Sainz: Sochi crash 'worst seconds of my life' 13:26

    Sainz: Sochi crash 'worst seconds of my life'

    Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says that his high-speed accident during practice for last year's Russian Grand Prix was the "worst seconds" of his life, as…

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  57. Friday 8 January 2016

  58. Toro Rosso: Compare drivers in 2016 08:48

    Toro Rosso: Compare drivers in 2016

    Comparisons between Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. will be "better drawn" in 2016, according to the team's Technical Director, James…

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  59. Tuesday 15 December 2015

  60. 2015 review: Toro Rosso youngsters shine 08:52

    2015 review: Toro Rosso youngsters shine

    GPUpdate.net's team-by-team post-season reviews continue with Toro Rosso, and its all-rookie driver pairing of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr., who both…

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  61. Thursday 10 December 2015

  62. Sainz Jr. enjoys 'healthy' Verstappen fight 15:55

    Sainz Jr. enjoys 'healthy' Verstappen fight

    Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. says he enjoyed a "healthy fight" with team-mate Max Verstappen during their respective rookie campaigns in 2015, one which…

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  63. Wednesday 2 December 2015

  64. Sainz Jr. relieved efforts have been noticed 12:02

    Sainz Jr. relieved efforts have been noticed

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says he is relieved that his performances during his debut Formula 1 season appear to have been noticed in the paddock, after enduring a number…

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  65. Tuesday 1 December 2015

  66. Marko: Toro Rosso pair 'exceeded expectations' 12:02

    Marko: Toro Rosso pair 'exceeded expectations'

    Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko says that Toro Rosso's pairing of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. "exceeded expectations" during their first…

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  67. Saturday 28 November 2015

  68. Sainz Jr. beats Verstappen in qualifying battle 16:47

    Sainz Jr. beats Verstappen in qualifying battle

    Carlos Sainz Jr. secured a top 10 starting position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in turn prevailed over Toro Rosso team-mate Max Verstappen in the pair's…

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  69. Friday 27 November 2015

  70. Sainz Jr. misquoted over Ferrari engine 18:06

    Sainz Jr. misquoted over Ferrari engine

    Carlos Sainz Jr. claims that he was misquoted by various media outlets regarding a possible 2016 engine deal between his Toro Rosso team and…

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  71. Thursday 26 November 2015

  72. 10:10

    Video: Toro Rosso's 2015 'laugh mixture'

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  73. Wednesday 25 November 2015

  74. 'Good memories' from rookie year – Sainz Jr. 14:42

    'Good memories' from rookie year – Sainz Jr.

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says he has "good memories" from his maiden season in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso and has gained substantial experience in the process. Sainz…

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  75. Sunday 22 November 2015

  76. Häkkinen concerned by Sainz Jr. incident 09:06

    Häkkinen concerned by Sainz Jr. incident

    Double World Champion Mika Häkkinen has questioned why the Safety Car was not deployed after Carlos Sainz Jr.'s stoppage early in the Brazilian Grand…

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  77. Saturday 14 November 2015

  78. Toro Rosso set to keep same driver pairing 12:08

    Toro Rosso set to keep same driver pairing

    Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost says that the squad will retain its current driver pairing of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. in 2016, assuming it remains on the…

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  79. Wednesday 11 November 2015

  80. 10:32

    Video: Verstappen versus Sainz Jr. – Brazil

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  81. Monday 2 November 2015

  82. Verstappen upbeat after closing on Lotus 10:48

    Verstappen upbeat after closing on Lotus

    Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen was upbeat after claiming ninth position at the Mexican Grand Prix to marginally close the gap to Lotus in the Constructors…

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  83. Monday 12 October 2015

  84. Russian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 15:12

    Russian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton surged towards a third title with a fine victory at the Russian Grand Prix, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Pérez. GPUpdate.net presents…

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  85. Sainz Jr. pays tribute to STR mechanics 12:17

    Sainz Jr. pays tribute to STR mechanics

    Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. was full of praise for his mechanics after extensive car repairs enabled him to take part in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi…

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  86. Sunday 11 October 2015

  87. Sainz Jr. to race in Russia after crash 09:44

    Sainz Jr. to race in Russia after crash

    Toro Rosso has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr. will contest Sunday afternoon's Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom, with governing body the FIA officially…

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  88. Saturday 10 October 2015

  89. Sainz Jr. leaves hospital, eager to race 18:55

    Sainz Jr. leaves hospital, eager to race

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been released from hospital earlier than planned, following his high-speed accident during final practice for the Russian Grand Prix, and…

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  90. Sainz Jr. to remain in hospital overnight 13:31

    Sainz Jr. to remain in hospital overnight

    Toro Rosso has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr. will remain in hospital overnight as a precaution, following his accident during final practice for the Russian…

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  91. Sainz Jr. airlifted to hospital for checks 11:46

    Sainz Jr. airlifted to hospital for checks

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. has been airlifted to hospital for medical checks following his high-speed crash during final practice for the Russian Grand Prix…

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  92. Final practice cut short after Sainz Jr. crash 10:53

    Final practice cut short after Sainz Jr. crash

    Saturday morning's final practice session for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom was abandoned shortly after the halfway mark following a heavy accident…

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  93. Wednesday 7 October 2015

  94. Sainz Jr. targets Lotus in championship 13:22

    Sainz Jr. targets Lotus in championship

    Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. believes that the squad can overhaul rivals Lotus in the scrap for sixth position in the Constructors' Championship. Toro…

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  95. Sunday 27 September 2015

  96. Sainz Jr. laments pit entry mistake 10:09

    Sainz Jr. laments pit entry mistake

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. says his pit entry error during the Japanese Grand Prix ruined what was "one of my best races" of the season. Sainz Jr. was…

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  97. Friday 25 September 2015

  98. 'Something special to lead FP1' – Sainz Jr. 09:08

    'Something special to lead FP1' – Sainz Jr.

    Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. says it was "something special" to lead a Formula 1 session for the first time during practice in Japan. Sainz Jr. set the…

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  99. Sainz Jr. tops rain-hit first practice at Suzuka 03:32

    Sainz Jr. tops rain-hit first practice at Suzuka

    Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. posted the fastest time during a rain-affected opening free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, ahead of Red Bull…

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  100. Thursday 24 September 2015

  101. Verstappen: No tension at Toro Rosso 08:37

    Verstappen: No tension at Toro Rosso

    Max Verstappen has insisted that his relationship with Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. has not been affected by the team order controversy at the…

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  102. Monday 21 September 2015

  103. Tost backs Verstappen over team orders 11:36

    Tost backs Verstappen over team orders

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has backed Max Verstappen after he refused to move aside for team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. in the closing stages of the Singapore…

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  104. Sunday 20 September 2015

  105. Verstappen: No reason to let Sainz Jr. past 16:56

    Verstappen: No reason to let Sainz Jr. past

    Max Verstappen says there was "no reason" to let team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. through in the final stages of the Singapore Grand Prix. Sainz Jr., running…

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  106. Saturday 19 September 2015

  107. Sainz Jr. set to reach Q3 before crash 17:27

    Sainz Jr. set to reach Q3 before crash

    Carlos Sainz Jr. says he was comfortably on course to reach Q3 during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, before he clipped the wall. Sainz Jr. was…

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  108. Tuesday 15 September 2015

  109. 05:24

    Video of the Day: Toro Rosso 'lights off' challenge

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  110. Tuesday 1 September 2015

  111. Sainz Jr. set for 10-place grid drop at Monza 17:30

    Sainz Jr. set for 10-place grid drop at Monza

    Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr. is set to take a 10-place grid drop for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with engine supplier Renault changing the…

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