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Toro Rosso happy with 'guinea pig' role

Dec.3 Toro Rosso is happy to keep playing a supporting role for Red Bull and Honda in 2019. This year, the Italian-based team enjoyed full works status after switching to Honda power. But in June, it was announced that the senior Red Bull-owned team would also switch to the Japanese engines for 2019. It meant Toro Rosso essentially became a development 'guinea pig' outfit in preparation for the Red Bull-Honda pairing. Boss Franz Tost says Toro Rosso is happy to keep playing that role next year. "It would not be a problem at all, because that's how we can improve our own performance," he told Auto Motor und Sport. Indeed, Red Bull and Toro Rosso will move closer together in other...
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