Toro Rosso launch date postponed

Toro RossoToro Rosso have confirmed their new car will not be ready until mid to late February. Despite being powered by a Ferrari engine and sharing similarities with the new Red Bull car, the STR2 has faced some production delays which have meant they have had to push their launch date back by a fortnight.

Rumours are circulating that it was the engine which caused the engineers the most problems – the Ferrari engine has different dimensions and mounting points to the Renault engines and it is believed there was some difficulty in adapting the car to the new engine.

Toro Rosso are also still to announce their 2007 driver line-up. It is expected that confirmation will be given later on this week.