Toro Rosso F1 team reveals its first Renault-powered car, the STR9

Toro Rosso has unveiled its first Renault-powered Formula 1 car after launching its STR9 at Jerez on Monday

Toro Rosso F1 team reveals its first Renault-powered car, the STR9

The team pulled the covers off its 2014 challenger on the eve of the first pre-season test in Spain, where the new generation of turbo-powered grand prix cars will run for the first time.

The new car, which has been designed by technical director James Key, features yet another different interpretation of the nose rules.

The Toro Rosso STR9 in pictures

"The season 2014 will be very interesting from many different points of view. I call it a year of new strategy and news," said team boss Franz Tost.

"We have had to design a new nose, new sidepods and new wings - never before have we started so early with the designs.

"The sidepods are bigger than in the past as we had to find space for the radiators. The team did a good job to place it without losing aero performance.

"Never before the last weeks have we worked as hard as with the STR9. The team was in factory until 2am to finish it but we managed it."

Drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat have already given the car a shakedown during a promotional day at Misano last week.

Toro Rosso finished seventh in the constructors' championship last year and is hoping that its switch from Ferrari to Renault will allow it to move up the order.

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