Toro Rosso delays new car introduction
6 May 2008 – For many weeks now Scuderia Toro Rosso has wrestled with the decision regarding which car to run in the Turkish Grand Prix. The original plan, having decided as long ago as last year to start this season with a modified version of the 2007 STR2, was to introduce the new 2008 car, the STR3 at the fifth round of the world championship, the Turkish Grand Prix.
However, STR2B has been given a stay of execution and will have its swansong in Istanbul. "Everyone in the company has worked really hard to try and meet the deadline of running the new car in Turkey, but we had to make the tough call of delaying the arrival of STR3 by one more race," said Scuderia Toro Rosso Chief Engineer, Laurent Mekies. "The main reason is that we do not feel we have enough spare parts to run the new cars in a totally professional manner. This means the new car will debut in the glamorous surroundings of Monaco."