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  1. Friday 15 September 2017

  2. Honda targets top three with STR in 2018 17:26

    Honda targets top three with STR in 2018

    Honda says that quitting Formula 1 was never an option and has set an ambitious target of challenging for the top three positions with Toro Rosso in…

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  3. Toro Rosso secures multi-year Honda deal 11:44

    Toro Rosso secures multi-year Honda deal

    Toro Rosso will switch to using Honda power units next year, in the wake of McLaren severing its ties with the manufacturer. Honda had intended to enter 2018…

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  4. Tuesday 18 July 2017

  5. British GP 'worst scenario' for STR - Tost 14:46

    British GP 'worst scenario' for STR - Tost

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost labelled the British Grand Prix outcome as the "worst scenario" for the squad, after its drivers collided on the opening…

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  6. Tuesday 13 June 2017

  7. Kvyat 'just missed' recovering his position 09:24

    Kvyat 'just missed' recovering his position

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says that Daniil Kvyat only "just missed" recovering his position after his engine stalled on the Canadian Grand Prix…

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  8. Sunday 12 March 2017

  9. Tost: Lack of reliability STR's weakness 14:44

    Tost: Lack of reliability STR's weakness

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost expects the squad to be involved in a competitive midfield battle, but is wary that the STR12's key weakness is a lack of…

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  10. Friday 3 March 2017

  11. Toro Rosso confident despite 'bumpy' start 16:44

    Toro Rosso confident despite 'bumpy' start

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says the squad remains confident, despite suffering a "bumpy" start to its 2017 season at the first Barcelona test. Toro…

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  12. Tuesday 25 October 2016

  13. Tost: Early points lost 'haunts' Toro Rosso 14:04

    Tost: Early points lost 'haunts' Toro Rosso

    Franz Tost says the points Toro Rosso lost during the early stages of the campaign, allied to Max Verstappen's unexpected departure, cost the team a chance of…

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  14. Saturday 3 September 2016

  15. Tost backs Kvyat to recover past form 07:48

    Tost backs Kvyat to recover past form

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says he expects Daniil Kvyat to return to his "original performance" during the remainder of the 2016 season. Kvyat…

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  16. Monday 25 July 2016

  17. 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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  18. Wednesday 6 July 2016

  19. Tost: STR 'stabilised' after driver change 14:24

    Tost: STR 'stabilised' after driver change

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says the situation has now "stabilised" after the outfit had to deal with the Max Verstappen/Daniil Kvyat swap prior to the…

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  20. Monday 4 July 2016

  21. 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…

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  22. Wednesday 22 June 2016

  23. 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…

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  24. Monday 20 June 2016

  25. 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…

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  26. Monday 13 June 2016

  27. 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…

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  28. Saturday 11 June 2016

  29. Tost sure Kvyat can bounce back 12:44

    Tost sure Kvyat can bounce back

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost is sure that Daniil Kvyat can bounce back from the disappointment of being demoted by Red Bull and enjoy a strong second…

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  30. Thursday 5 May 2016

  31. Tost welcomes Kvyat back to Toro Rosso 10:08

    Tost welcomes Kvyat back to Toro Rosso

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says that the outfit is "more than happy" to welcome back Daniil Kvyat, following Red Bull's decision to swap around its…

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  32. Wednesday 20 April 2016

  33. Tost: STR must be 'fully concentrated' 10:22

    Tost: STR must be 'fully concentrated'

    Toro Rosso Franz Tost believes the competitive nature of Formula 1's midfield means his outfit must be "fully concentrated" in order to rack up the maximum…

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  34. Saturday 2 April 2016

  35. Tost defends Toro Rosso youngsters 10:24

    Tost defends Toro Rosso youngsters

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost has defended Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. following a fractious Australian Grand Prix, and is sure "everything is…

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  36. Thursday 10 March 2016

  37. Toro Rosso not expecting Ferrari updates 09:02

    Toro Rosso not expecting Ferrari updates

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has admitted that he is not expecting the outfit to receive any power unit upgrades from engine supplier Ferrari over the course…

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  38. Wednesday 9 March 2016

  39. 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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  40. Wednesday 2 March 2016

  41. Toro Rosso targets podium finish in 2016 07:22

    Toro Rosso targets podium finish in 2016

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has set the outfit the ambitious target of recording a podium finish and classifying fifth in the championship standings during…

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  42. Tuesday 16 February 2016

  43. Toro Rosso to run late-2015 Ferrari engine 12:15

    Toro Rosso to run late-2015 Ferrari engine

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has confirmed that the outfit will use Ferrari's end-of-2015 specification power unit for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign, as…

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  44. Tuesday 17 November 2015

  45. Toro Rosso expected larger points haul 08:48

    Toro Rosso expected larger points haul

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says he expected the squad to score more heavily than it did at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having collected two points…

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  46. Saturday 14 November 2015

  47. 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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  48. Tuesday 3 November 2015

  49. Tost: Toro Rosso performance 'average' 11:46

    Tost: Toro Rosso performance 'average'

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost has described the outfit's performance in Mexico as "average," despite Max Verstappen scoring points for the fifth…

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  50. Monday 26 October 2015

  51. Tost praises 'extraordinary' Verstappen drive 09:34

    Tost praises 'extraordinary' Verstappen drive

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has praised Max Verstappen for delivering an "extraordinary" drive to fourth position during the United States Grand Prix at the…

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  52. Saturday 24 October 2015

  53. Tost against 2016 in-season testing 13:42

    Tost against 2016 in-season testing

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says that Formula 1 will be "wasting money" if it approves the return of substantial in-season testing in 2016. Formula…

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  54. Saturday 10 October 2015

  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. Monday 21 September 2015

  58. 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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  59. Saturday 19 September 2015

  60. Tost hoping for 2016 engine resolution 09:58

    Tost hoping for 2016 engine resolution

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost hopes that the squad will be able to resolve its engine situation for 2016 "as soon as possible", ahead of its expected…

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  61. Tuesday 25 August 2015

  62. Toro Rosso remembers 'true racer' Wilson 15:07

    Toro Rosso remembers 'true racer' Wilson

    Toro Rosso has paid tribute to Justin Wilson, who raced for the team in Formula 1 under its previous guise of Minardi, after news of his passing on Monday…

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  63. Tuesday 4 August 2015

  64. Tost: STR drivers doing 'very good' job 12:02

    Tost: STR drivers doing 'very good' job

    Toro Rosso welcomed two rookies with famous surnames this season, as Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. made the step up to Formula 1. GPUpdate.net sat down…

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  65. Friday 31 July 2015

  66. Tost wants token system overhaul 10:02

    Tost wants token system overhaul

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has backed a full review of Formula 1's current engine development token system, describing the set-up as "absolutely…

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  67. Tuesday 28 July 2015

  68. Tost sure fifth position still possible 10:26

    Tost sure fifth position still possible

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost is sure that the outfit can still achieve its target of fifth position in the standings after Max Verstappen's standout result…

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  69. Saturday 25 July 2015

  70. Tost rues 'horrible' Toro Rosso reliability 08:38

    Tost rues 'horrible' Toro Rosso reliability

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says that the outfit's "horrible" reliability record in 2015 is to blame for the squad's lack of points compared to its…

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  71. Friday 15 May 2015

  72. Toro Rosso has 'lots to offer' manufacturer 07:26

    Toro Rosso has 'lots to offer' manufacturer

    Toro Rosso's Franz Tost reckons his team has "a lot to offer" to a manufacturer, as talk continues regarding a potential Renault take over. Renault Sport…

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  73. Thursday 2 April 2015

  74. Toro Rosso could adopt Renault colours 17:17

    Toro Rosso could adopt Renault colours

    Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has suggested that Renault's push for greater exposure in Formula 1 could lead to Toro Rosso adopting the colours of…

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  75. Saturday 28 March 2015

  76. Tost: Renault buyout would be 'fantastic' 05:22

    Tost: Renault buyout would be 'fantastic'

    Franz Tost says that the possibility of Formula 1 power unit supplier Renault purchasing Toro Rosso would represent a "fantastic opportunity" for the…

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  77. Monday 2 March 2015

  78. Tost happy with Toro Rosso's preparation 08:38

    Tost happy with Toro Rosso's preparation

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says he is encouraged by the progress the squad has made across its pre-season testing programme. Toro Rosso racked up…

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  79. Tuesday 24 February 2015

  80. Tost expects evenly matched Toro Rosso duo 14:00

    Tost expects evenly matched Toro Rosso duo

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says he expects Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. to be evenly matched during their rookie campaigns in Formula 1 this…

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  81. Sunday 22 February 2015

  82. Tost critical of winter testing schedule 17:38

    Tost critical of winter testing schedule

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost voiced his criticism of Formula 1's winter schedule, claiming that testing in Europe is not hugely beneficial due to the…

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  83. Saturday 31 January 2015

  84. Tost targets fifth place for Toro Rosso 17:42

    Tost targets fifth place for Toro Rosso

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says that his squad should aim for a top five finish in this year's Constructors' Championship. Tost, whose team…

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  85. Tuesday 30 December 2014

  86. Tost expects Verstappen to score points early 09:49

    Tost expects Verstappen to score points early

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says Max Verstappen should be a points contender from the outset of his Formula 1 career, so long as the squad provides the…

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  87. Friday 19 December 2014

  88. Toro Rosso on upwards trajectory – Tost 09:42

    Toro Rosso on upwards trajectory – Tost

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost believes that his squad is on an upwards curve after the outfit recovered from a difficult start to 2014 to finish seventh…

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  89. Saturday 13 December 2014

  90. Tost: Difficult decision to drop Vergne 09:33

    Tost: Difficult decision to drop Vergne

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says that dropping Jean-Éric Vergne for 2015 in favour of Carlos Sainz Jr. was a "difficult decision". Vergne, who will…

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  91. Saturday 1 November 2014

  92. Tost: Nothing decided on vacant Toro Rosso seat 11:23

    Tost: Nothing decided on vacant Toro Rosso seat

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says the identity of Max Verstappen's team-mate in 2015 will not be confirmed until after the final round of the year in…

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  93. Saturday 11 October 2014

  94. Vergne still an option for Toro Rosso 03:08

    Vergne still an option for Toro Rosso

    Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost says retaining Jean-Éric Vergne for the 2015 season is still an option. It was announced in August that Max Verstappen would be…

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  95. Friday 19 September 2014

  96. Verstappen could get Suzuka practice outing 16:44

    Verstappen could get Suzuka practice outing

    Max Verstappen could take part in his first official Formula 1 session at the Japanese Grand Prix. The 16-year-old Dutch talent conducted his first…

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  97. Thursday 21 August 2014

  98. Verstappen set for trio of practice outings 18:22

    Verstappen set for trio of practice outings

    Max Verstappen is set for practice outings with Toro Rosso at the final three rounds of the 2014 season. In 2015, Verstappen, son of ex-Formula 1 pilot Jos…

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  99. Tuesday 19 August 2014

  100. Vergne still aiming for 2015 seat 11:54

    Vergne still aiming for 2015 seat

    Jean-Éric Vergne says he is determined to prove that he deserves to remain in Formula 1, having lost out on a 2015 Toro Rosso seat to Max…

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  101. Tuesday 29 July 2014

  102. Tost: Too many deficiencies on reliability front 17:11

    Tost: Too many deficiencies on reliability front

    Franz Tost says Toro Rosso must improve its reliability during the second half of the Formula 1 season. Jean-Éric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat have combined to…

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  103. Tuesday 22 July 2014

  104. Tost: Kvyat is doing a fantastic job 10:52

    Tost: Kvyat is doing a fantastic job

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has heaped praise on Daniil Kvyat for "doing a fantastic job" during the first half of his rookie Formula 1 season. Kvyat…

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  105. Tuesday 10 June 2014

  106. Vergne enjoys 'maybe' best race of F1 career 11:34

    Vergne enjoys 'maybe' best race of F1 career

    Jean-Éric Vergne has said his race in Canada last weekend was 'maybe' the best of his Formula 1 career so far. Vergne has endured a miserable run of luck of…

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  107. Thursday 19 December 2013

  108. Tost: Vergne has a lot of potential 07:00

    Tost: Vergne has a lot of potential

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost is backing Jean-Eric Vergne to succeed next season, assuming the Faenza-based squad provide him with a good car. Vergne…

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  109. Tuesday 22 October 2013

  110. Tost: Kvyat has all the 'basic qualities' 09:50

    Tost: Kvyat has all the 'basic qualities'

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost believes Daniil Kvyat has all the ‘basic qualities’ needed to succeed at the pinnacle of the sport. The decision to…

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  111. Tuesday 1 October 2013

  112. Kvyat realistic over Toro Rosso chances 10:46

    Kvyat realistic over Toro Rosso chances

    Daniil Kvyat is staying realistic over his chances of landing a Toro Rosso seat next season, having recently been named as a candidate by team boss Franz…

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  113. Tuesday 10 September 2013

  114. Toro Rosso considering three drivers 17:04

    Toro Rosso considering three drivers

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has confirmed three drivers are being considered to fill the vacant seat left by Daniel Ricciardo’s…

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  115. Tuesday 3 September 2013

  116. Tost: Red Bull junior scheme vindicated 10:16

    Tost: Red Bull junior scheme vindicated

    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says Red Bull's decision to sign Daniel Ricciardo as the replacement for Mark Webber fully justifies its young driver…

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  117. Friday 23 August 2013

  118. Vergne: I'm happy to stay at Toro Rosso 03:00

    Vergne: I'm happy to stay at Toro Rosso

    Jean-Éric Vergne has made clear that he would be "more than happy" to retain his race seat with the Toro Rosso outfit for a third Formula 1 campaign next…

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