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Toro Rosso reveal 2012 car ahead of Jerez test // The STR7 was unveiled, with Ricciardo and Vergne on hand

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Toro Rosso launched the STR7 at Jerez today, with drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne rolling the car out to the waiting media. The team have addressed all the design changes we’ve seen from other cars so far, including stepped wings and tweaked exhausts.

Technical Director Giorgio Ascanelli also talked of some of the less obvious changes, saying: “We have tried to improve the behaviour of our DRS and we have a new generation of wings aimed at this, hopefully in time for the debut of the car. We have also worked on the braking system, because we wanted to improve its efficiency, both front and rear. On paper it seems to be very strong and we will see what our new drivers will have to say about it.”

Team boss Franz Tost spoke of how secure the team feel now, with the STR7 the third car designed in house, the workforce increased to 300 people, and some much-needed funding from the sponsors. He says they’re aiming for sixth or seventh in the championship in 2012.