Toro Rosso counts Caterham among 2012 rivals 8 February, 2012 Franz Tost with CEPSA Co-Chairman Santiago Bergareche Feb.8 (GMM) Toro Rosso are wary of Caterham – the 2010 start-up team that has failed to score a single point since inception – and considers the team among its close rivals for 2012. Last season, the Red Bull-owned rookie team Toro Rosso finished the championship in eighth place with 41 points, well clear of Williams and behind Sauber and Force India. “Our direct competitors are Sauber, Force India and Caterham,” the Faenza based team’s boss Franz Tost is quoted by autohebdo.fr. Formerly Lotus, the Tony Fernandes-led Caterham team has been the best of the new 2010 teams including Marussia (nee Virgin) and HRT. “Caterham has managed to build a good infrastructure,” Tost is quoted as saying. “They have the Renault engine and a KERS from Red Bull and it means their package is good. “They have two experienced drivers and I expect they will become our rivals. “Our goal is to take seventh place in the championship — we must do better than last year,” added Tost. Tweet Related NewsVettel first Ferrari test not breach of contractYas Marina Test Day 1: Bottas tops as McLaren Honda flopsRed Bull play hardball block Vettel’s Ferrari testMcLaren-Honda aiming for Abu Dhabi testRed Bull confirm Sainz for Abu Dhabi testF3 champion Ocon impresses Ferrari in F1 testDTM champion Wittmann awarded Toro Rosso testFong and Nissany to test a Sauber in ValenciaF3 champion Ocon to test for LotusMcLaren planning private Honda tests?