Apr.25 (GMM) Toro Rosso is still hoping to debut its new formula one car at the Turkish grand prix in two weeks time.
When Sebastien Bourdais crashed the STR3 during recent Barcelona testing, the Italian team admitted that the incident might delay the car's scheduled race debut at Istanbul.The Frenchman's teammate, German driver Sebastian Vettel, told reporters at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday that the crash had caused "quite heavy damage" to the single seater design that was already short on spare parts."So that was certainly not at all good," Vettel explained."But the goal is still to have the new car for the first time in Turkey," he added. "We will see."Team insiders explained that a further delay for the STR3's race debut could have a doubly negative effect, because development of the current car, the STR2, has now definitively ceased.