Toro Rosso passes crash test with 2017 F1 car

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Scuderia Toro Rosso has passed the FIA crash test with its new car, the STR12, ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season.

Toro Rosso is set to field an unchanged line-up from the end of the 2016 season, having raced with Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards.

The team will return to Renault power for 2017 after using year-old Ferrari engines last year, hindering the team’s progression and development towards the end of the season.

Toro Rosso confirmed on Friday that its chassis for the 2017 season, the STR12, has passed the mandatory crash test.

The new car is poised to break cover in the week leading up to the start of pre-season testing, which is due to commence in Barcelona, Spain on February 27.