Toro Rosso chief designer Furbatto departs 12 February, 2014 Luca Furbatto Toro Rosso has split with its Chief Designer Luca Furbatto, the Italian website blogFormula 1.it reports. The report said that the Faenza based team did not comment. Furbatto, who moved to Toro Rosso after a long stint at McLaren in late 2011, designed the Red Bull-owned team’s Renault-powered 2014 car, the STR9, in collaboration with technical director James Key. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.