Toro Rosso has confirmed that its 2019 challenger, the STR14, has successfully passed the FIA crash tests. The tests are carried out every winter on the new cars to ensure they can take the impact of a heavy collision.
A total of 21 tests are performed across three different areas; dynamic (moving) tests, static load tests and rollover tests.13 of these are static load tests which examines sturdy pressure applied to essential parts of the chassis, including the front, side and rear structures, the floor, the side of the nose mounts, and the chassis’ sides at leg and seat levels.
Toro Rosso will field a new line-up for the 2019 season, with Daniil Kvyat returning after spending a year as Ferrari's development driver. He will be joined rookie Alexander Albon, who spent the last two seasons in Formula 2.
The Red Bull junior squad has not yet announced when it will launch the car to the public, however traditionally it has left the car under wraps until the last couple of days building-up to pre-season testing before unveiling it in the paddock.
One step closer to being back on track for 2019, we've passed the FIA crash tests! 👊 pic.twitter.com/sBt1cZIAkI— Toro Rosso (@ToroRosso) January 11, 2019
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