Toro Rosso Unveils New 2014 Challenger, the STR9

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 27, 2014

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Toro Rosso unleashed their newest car on Monday evening, the STR9. 

Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne were on hand to unveil the latest challenger, for the Italian team that finished in eighth place last season in the Constructors' Championship last season. 

Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne take the wraps off the new Toro Rosso #skyf1 pic.twitter.com/VLE01640Ev

— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) January 27, 2014

Much was made about the new nose on Toro Rosso's latest. 

A closer look at that Toro Rosso nose - pic.twitter.com/g3QNYD6QYo

— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) January 27, 2014

"The new rules have required a completely new design philosophy, starting with a clean sheet of paper," Team Principal Franz Tost said, according to Sky

Not surprisingly, Twitter had some fun with the car's unique nose. 

Ah now then! The new Toro Rosso has got to be known as the "Bottle Nose", after the Dolphin, surely? pic.twitter.com/uGk3VbJHU8

— James Allen (@Jamesallenonf1) January 27, 2014

 

I wonder where Toro Rosso got inspiration for the nose on their new car? pic.twitter.com/bCU5bGWhTr

— Tony Mann (@notmeitsmybrain) January 27, 2014