© 1998-2013 GPUpdate.net
GPUpdateManager F1 Game
Other Sports Tickets
Manchester United tickets
The Toro Rosso team will debut its first version of a double diffuser at the Hungarian Grand Prix in three races' time. With fifth to ninth positions in the constructors' world championship currently separated by just eight points and with the Italian team holding the latter spot, it hopes for a rapid performance boost with the new component.
When the Brawn, Toyota and Williams teams debuted their 'double-decker' diffusers at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, BMW, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault protested the designs although, since declared as legal by governing body the FIA and with BMW having introduced their own version in Turkey, the Faenza outfit will be the last to bring in such a part.
"We are the only team not running a double diffuser yet and Giorgio (Ascanelli, technical director) has missed the last two races, working hard to prepare the car for a double diffuser," Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost told Autosport. "It is not just a simple bolt on; you have to change the rear suspension and the cooling, hydraulics and things like that. Also, we've been waiting for Red Bull Racing to finalise what it thinks is the definitive design, as we are not in a position to try several different ones.
"Hungary is a target to have the double diffuser - we will make the best of what we have got for the next two races and we should have some minor updates coming for them. The Turkey weekend has at least been useful in that we have learned a lot of lessons about how to set the car up."
Scuderia Toro Rosso
Get your official Formula 1 tickets at Sportstadium.com
|Scuderia Toro Rosso|
|13 Jun||Vergne: Canada gives us a shot of confidence|
|9 Jun||Vergne secures personal best result|
|8 Jun||Räikkönen, Ricciardo lose two grid places|
|4 Jun||Video of the Day: Bourdais causes accidents|
|28 May '12||Tough day for F1 drivers in Indy 500|
|13 Jan '12||Bourdais joins Lotus-backed IndyCar team|
|8 Apr||Shanghai memories: Buemi's crash, 2010|
|22 Jan||Red Bull retains Buemi as reserve driver|
|7 Jan||'Buemi to continue as Red Bull reserve'|
|15 May||Tost: Drivers need to perform exceptionally|
|5 Feb||Toro Rosso eyes Renault engines for '14|
|4 Feb||Toro Rosso targets sixth in 2013 standings|
|4 Feb||Ascanelli joins Brembo as technical chief|
|6 Sep '12||Key becomes Toro Rosso Technical Director|
|30 Jun '11||Buemi carried large piece of debris in Valencia|
|19 Jun||Video of the Day: The evolution of Formula 1|
|18 Jun||Lotus sells 35 percent stake to investor|
|18 Jun||Book F1 tickets and join the action live!|
|More Sebastien Bourdais photos|
|More Sébastien Buemi photos|
|More Franz Tost photos|
|More Giorgio Ascanelli photos|