Toro Rosso To Up Efforts In Sochi

Red Bull having acquired Toro Rosso, the team boss was confident that Toro would have an advantage over Renault from whom he had made the shift.

There have been three races that Toro Rosso has been part of but the Italian team is yet to achieve desirable points this season. They are behind the bigger rival teams. Though Toro Rosso has been yet to perform as per expectation, the team is confident that the trend will be reversed at the upcoming weekend race in Sochi.

Toro Rosso and the Red Bull team is a package. Though the latest and advanced Ferrari power might not be fueling the unit right now, they are a competitive group and their maximum is yet to be gleaned from them. Though the first races left everyone wanting more as output, there were certain factors that came in the way. For instance, the pace of the group was good in Australia, but the car was not pushed enough as the tires had not been tested out for winter and hence, caution brought down the pace. In Bahrain the pace of the team was good though it was not good enough. Hence, there is much being said about the upcoming weekend race. Continue reading Toro Rosso To Up Efforts In Sochi

Red Bull open to Toro Rosso sale to Renault

Dr. Helmut Marko, the chief advisor of Formula One team Red Bull Racing has said that the company is open to selling its junior marque Toro Rosso to Renault. There have been talks that the French engine manufacturers want to return to the sport full time with a new team and Marko said that they are open to the idea of selling or allowing Renault to promote itself with the Italy based team.

Although Marko criticised Renault for the retrograde steps it has taken when it comes to the engines for the 2015 car, he has confirmed that there have already been talks about increasing their involvement with its sister team. Speaking to an Austrian media outlet, Marko said that if Renault wants to represent itself better in Formula One because of marketing reasons, then they are talking about either having two cars in yellow or buying a team completely.

Marko, however, said that Toro Rosso is not the only team under consideration by the French manufacturing giants adding that the company has started similar talks with the likes of Sahara Force India, which has been struggling for the last couple of years due to the lack of funds, Sauber F1 as well as Lotus F1. Continue reading Red Bull open to Toro Rosso sale to Renault

Ricciardo Aiming At Breaking Lewis Hamilton’s Record

Daniel Ricciardo, the 25 years old racing car driver from Australia is aiming at overtaking one of the luminaries of formula one, Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo is a member of the Red Bull team and it has been confirmed not too long ago, that he will be making an appearance in the Top Gear challenge named ‘Star in a reasonably priced car’.

In order to become the winner of the challenge he will have to beat the time taken by racing greats like, Rubens Barricello, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Nigel Mansell etc to complete a lap. Ricciardo’s lap at the Surrey circuit was aired in UK on 8th February and a few weeks after that the first round of this year’s Melbourne championship started. Ricciardo while speaking to news reporters has confirmed that he will be on this show’s third episode.

He said that people have been asking about when he would be making an appearance on Top Gear show and Ricciardo has said that the time has finally come for him to do that. Continue reading Ricciardo Aiming At Breaking Lewis Hamilton’s Record