Toro Rosso
Mar 15

Signs Of Progress After Good Mileage For Renault Engines

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Renault engines endured mixed fortunes on Friday in Australia as the French manufacturer showed that it is working its way out of its problems.

While RBR and Toro Rosso had relatively troublefree days, both Caterham and Lotus faced huge problems, although not all were entirely due to the power unit. However the mileage achieved by the other teams was a big plus.

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Mar 5

F1: Concerned Red Bull Asks Toro Rosso Team For Help

German driver Sebastian Vettel (R), of Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

German driver Sebastian Vettel (R), of Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help.

Italy’s authoritative Autosprint reports that Red Bull has asked the Faenza based sister team for assistance on the all-new ‘brake by wire’ technology, which is tied in with the highly-sophisticated ‘ERS’ systems.

Jan 27

F1: Toro Rosso Questions Lotus Nose Design

2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus)

2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus)

Toro Rosso technical director James Key has questioned whether the distinctive ‘twin-prong’ nose seen on the Lotus E22 is within the spirit what was intended by the rules. He acknowledged that it appears to have been accepted as legal by the FIA.

“The Lotus nose needs clarification, but it’s a very clever idea,” he said. “The question really is, is it within the spirit? We’ll see. It’s really down to the FIA and Lotus to discuss that obviously. If they run it, then it’s passed the impact test, and they’re happy.”

Jan 27

F1: 2014 Season Set To Kick Into Gear At Jerez On Tuesday

2014 F1 Pre Season Test 1  Circuito de Jerez, Spain January 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

2014 F1 Pre Season Test 1
Circuito de Jerez, Spain
January 2014.
(Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The F1 season officially gets underway when testing commences at Jerez Tuesday morning.

The four-day session in Spain is followed by a break of three weeks prior to two further four-day stints in Bahrain late in February, giving teams just 12 days in total to hone their machinery.