Toro Rosso reveals 2016 F1 livery ahead of second Barcelona test

Toro Rosso has unveiled its livery for the 2016 Formula 1 season ahead of the start of the second pre-season test at Barcelona

Toro Rosso reveals 2016 F1 livery ahead of second Barcelona test

Due to time constraints and focusing on the integration of the Ferrari power unit for this year, after switching from Renault, Toro Rosso opted to delay work on its colour scheme.

GALLERY: Toro Rosso launches STR11 livery

It resulted in the STR11 running in a plain blue livery for the opening pre-season tests last week.

Ahead of the second and final test at the same venue, Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz Jr and Max Verstappen rolled a cover off the car in the pitlane.

The colour scheme was again predominantly dark blue, with an artistic red bull on the engine cover.

On the rear wing, to replace former partner in oil company CEPSA, is Red Bull's cola, 'Simply Cola', along with a variety of other Red Bull-based companies.

Toro Rosso targeting a podium in 2016

Toro Rosso completed a solid first week of running, with Verstappen and Sainz clocking up 231 and 216 laps respectively.

The combined total of 447 was second only to Mercedes whose drivers in Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg racked up a mammoth 675 laps between them.

Toro Rosso said it had to use guesswork in accommodating the Ferrari engine at such a late stage, and it will - like the rest of the field - run new parts this week.

Verstappen will drive the STR11 on Tuesday, alternating with Sainz over the four days.

Follow the Barcelona test live with Autosport all week.

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