2016 Toro Rosso F1 car passes crash tests

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Scuderia Toro Rosso remains on-track to debut its 2016 car, the STR11, at the first Formula 1 pre-season test in Barcelona after announcing earlier this week that it had passed the FIA crash test.

All teams must have their chassis approved by the FIA following a successful crash test before going out on track and beginning testing.

Toro Rosso faced a tight turnaround to get the new car ready for the first day of running at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya due to the late decision made on its power unit supplier for 2016.

The Italian team announced at the end of last year that it would be using 2015-spec Ferrari power units this year, ending a two-year relationship with Renault.

In a tweet posted to the team’s account earlier this week, Toro Rosso confirmed that the STR11 had passed all of the necessary crash tests.

Toro Rosso will once again by represented by Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. in 2016 following their successful rookie seasons in F1.