First pictures: Toro Rosso STR14 2019 F1 auto revealed

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The STR14 is the second Honda-powered vehicle the team have produced, and features a similar livery design to last year's challenger.

The blue, silver and red auto, whose unveiling came after Haas F1's livery launch last week, reflected new aerodynamic restrictions with a simpler front wing and barge-board arrangement.

What's changed at Toro Rosso?

"Actually, this is the philosophy we followed until 2010 when the other competitors voted for a rule change", said team boss Franz Tost.

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Toro Rosso revealed their STR14 yesterday and are ready for winter testing to begin on February the 18th.

With his progress stagnating, Kvyat was dropped by the Red Bull before the conclusion of the 2017 season, but a lull in the energy drink company's young driver programme decided Helmut Marko to award the 24-year-old Russian with a second chance.

Those "strong young drivers" for 2019 will be Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon - and both will doubtless be pleasantly surprised to find themselves in the positions they're in now, given that Kvyat lost his drive with Toro Rosso before the end of the 2017 season, while Alexander Albon was dropped from Red Bull's junior programme all the way back in 2012.

"We don't know exactly where we're going to be", he admits. "I believe in the guys in the team".

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In 2019 Toro Rosso will share closer technical ties with the primary Red Bull team, with the two not only sharing Honda's engine package but also gearboxes, rear suspension and some front suspension parts as well as some electronic and hydraulic components.

For instance, the entire Honda-powered rear end of the new Toro Rosso will be identical to what is run by Red Bull. "I just want to get in the vehicle and see what happens". All of this results in packaging and mass reduction benefits and provides the team with more potential for aero development. "For our partnership with Toro Rosso, that means finishing higher up in the Constructors' Championship, scoring more points, running more reliably and, maybe even repeating last year's Bahrain result or doing better".

"Given we have new people on board, we need to do our best to integrate them within the team and find the best practices to work efficiently with each other".

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