First self-built Toro Rosso hits the track

Scuderia Toro Rosso has unveiled its F1 challenger for the new season.

The STR5 is the first car that Toro Rosso has had to produce itself, following the effective ban on customer cars in F1.

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"2010 is a landmark year for Scuderia Toro Rosso as the new regulations demand that we go it alone in terms of designing and building our car in-house," said team boss Franz Tost.

"After four years of working in collaboration with Red Bull Technology, the TR5 is the first car that is one hundred percent down to our own endeavours.

"Creating the necessary infrastructure to tackle this task has been our biggest challenge, possibly more difficult than actually producing the car itself.

"In addition, we have commissioned a wind tunnel in Bicester, England, which we bought from Red Bull. It will take time for the highly skilled team we have assembled to learn to work together as efficiently as possible.

"Making predictions for the coming season is a dangerous trap, but if pushed, I would say we must aim to finish in the top eight in the constructors' championship, while giving our young drivers everything they need to improve, as well as optimising our infrastructure in order to be as competitive as possible in 2010 and beyond."

Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari will drive.

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