Date: 10th August 2015 at 9:27am
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2015 is shaping up to be a solid season for the Toro Rosso team.

Sister team Red Bull Racing, might have appeared in disarray at some stages this season, fighting a cival war with engine partner Renault, but Toro Rosso have impressed.

It’s difficult to get a car to perform in modern day Formula One, with limited track time and no testing, it is even harder to get a car right when you are relying on drivers with limited experience as you can then only rely on their feedback and of course the telemetry.

At Toro Rosso, both drivers are rookies and both very young.

Max Verstappen is the youngest driver in Formula One history and with the new super licence rules coming in, the young Dutchman will forever be the youngest as an age limit has now been introduced.

Carlos Sainz isn’t much older but both drivers have enjoyed their first season in Formula One.

Max Verstappen’s fourth place finish in Hungary was the teams best result since the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel raced for the team.

But not content with their excellent first half of the season, Sainz wants to push for even more development and improvement.

‘I believe aero-wise we are in a very good shape. We are on the corners from fifth gear, sixth, seventh, eighth, and for sure we are one of the best on the grid in terms of downforce. Sainz told Autosport Magazine.

‘But then on mechanical grip, I believe we are not so good, that we still have a margin for improvement.

‘I feel, for example, teams like Williams and Ferrari – who are really good in the high-speed corners – we can be better than them. In low-speed we are the same or just a bit under.

‘We have teams like Red Bull who are now getting to a point where they have a complete package, despite the engine, while Mercedes is on another planet with both the mechanical and aero.

 

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