Toro Rosso STR9 passes all crash tests and ready for Jerez 21 January, 2014 Photo tweeted by Toro Rosso with caption: “Crash Test Done” The Toro Rosso F1 team is fired up and ready to get its 2014 Formula 1 season started ahead of the first day of testing at Jerez on 278 January, announcing that they have passed all crash tests and have completed the PR photoshoot of their new car – the STR9 – and their drivers. The team announced on Twitter: “Exciting day in Faenza! Photo shooting with @JeanEricVergne, @Dany_Kvyat and our new #STR9!” They posted a picture (above) of the mandatory FIA crash test of the STR9 tub. On their website the team gave an overview of their week ahead, “On 27 January, the wraps will come off the STR9, Scuderia Toro Rosso’s challenger for the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.” “The car is brand new, while the launch will follow the tradition established over the past couple of years, being hosted by our sponsor CEPSA and taking place in the Jerez de la Frontera circuit pit lane.” “The following day is time for Formula 1 to hold its collective breath as the track will be open for action and the first test of the cars in their brand new 2014 configuration.” “At the wheel of our car will be Jean-Eric Vergne, with Daniil Kvyat’s turn coming later in the four day test,” the team added. (GP247) Subbed by AJN.