More Renault engine trouble for Toro Rosso during filming day at Misano 13 February, 2014 Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso STR9 at Jerez With the second stanza of Formula 1’s brief testing season fast approaching, it seems that Renault have yet to solve all of the problems with their the new turbo V6 Power Unit. After a disastrous Jerez test for the French engine supplier and its partners – most notably World Champions Red Bull – Renault appeared to have taken a step forward when it was claimed that the new Lotus E22 had run almost trouble-free during its more recent track debut. But another Renault-powered car, the 2014 Toro Rosso, has been back in action since the Lotus debut for a similar ‘Promotional Event’, allowed under the regulations for filming and marketing purposes with non-competitive Pirelli tyres. Daniil Kvyat with engineer However reports have filtered through the cordon of security at Misano where the run took place, that the Toro Rosso STR9 with Daniil Kvyat at the wheel managed only 70 kilometres of the 100 km allowed. Rain also interfered with proceedings on the day. According to reports in Italy the running was littered with repeated stoppages for battery and software faults similar to those experienced at Jerez late last month, with the Russian teenager way off the pace of previous F1 testing times at the venue last year. Toro Rosso ditched Ferrari power, which they used until last year, and signed up to be powered by Renault in line with sister team Red Bull, who also were plagued with problems during testing at Jerez. The second phase of 2014 pre-season Formula 1 testing resumes at Bahrain International Circuit on 19 February and will run for four days. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsTost: If everything works in Bahrain there is a real opportunity to catch up to MercedesVerstappen impressive in first F1 testHonda powered McLaren could test this yearToro Rosso set to scrap anteater noseToro Rosso: A very productive dayToro Rosso: We didn’t achieve much in terms of real testingPirelli gives glimpse of F1’s tyre futurePirelli to test larger F1 tyresRed Bull secret test saga now overFIA to investigate Toro Rosso, Renault test =El Presidente= So far , so good! Let the Mercs rule this year please! even Fezza’s are ok for me by now.. as long the fromage-baquettes have a difficult year. I’m sure that would satisfy a lot of fans. Tamburello1994 Ax to grind alert. I ain’t buying it – Will wait for Bahrain. karlich what goes around, comes around… careful what y’all wish for Rockie So GP247 is still upset at being overlooked! bobmendon Pretty pathetic when you have wish the competition a bad year instead of wishing your favorite team a competitive year. Tamburello1994 Agreed. Well said. Ronnie Eggs in one basket (case) spring to mind.