Toro Rosso have officially launched their 2019 season livery, revealing the details of their Honda-powered STR14.
With a similar design to their 2018 livery, the biggest changes at Toro Rosso will be the introduction of a new driver pairing between Alexander Albon and Daniil Kyvat.
Speaking at the conference, Albon said: “In general, the way I’ve gone about my career and my racing, is I never set any goals on anything. Every year, it was just each race, take it step by step, focus and race in that session - whatever it would be, practice, qualifying, the race.
Just take it as it is. If you start setting long-term goals, you just put unnecessary pressure on yourself. I’m just focused on myself and let’s see how it all goes.”
Kvyat provided a similar sentiment: “We don’t know exactly where we’re going to be. Like everyone else, we are working hard to put the best package together and the best thing I can do for myself is to work as hard as possible on myself and on my performance.
I believe in the guys in the team. They know what they’re doing. Me and my engineering crew will do everything we can to squeeze the maximum out of the package we’re given by the team. I think we’re looking good and I feel that everyone is motivated and focused. I can see that, and it gives me confidence for the future.”
Franz Tost continued the trend set by Albon: “…as is always the case before the start of a season, it’s too early to say and we don’t want to set a specific target – at least not now. All things considered, the quality of the synergies with Red Bull Technology, the belief in our very high level of in-house technical knowledge, the impressive development trajectory Honda has shown so far, and the couple of strong young drivers we have available make me feel confident…”
The STR14 and new driver pairing will make their racing debut in Melbourne, at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, 14-17 March.