Will Toro Rosso pick up the 'most improved' trophy come the end of the 2019 season? Franz Tost suggests his team has ticked all the boxes in Barcelona and the reliability of the Honda engine is strong.
"The synergies project has delivered what we expected, which means we had quite a reliable car from the very beginning, having covered 4,352 km between the two tests without any major problems,” Tost told thecheckeredflag.
“We experienced some little issues here and there which is normal at this stage of the season, but all of those were immediately addressed and certainly didn’t create any reason for concern."
While Red Bull get set to start their first season with Honda, Toro Rosso move on to their second season. They passed on some data to their big brothers, but having had hands-on, they're impressed with the improvements from Honda over the winter break.
“On the PU side, we have to send a big thank you to Honda, as the engineers in Sakura further improved the performance and the reliability of the PU.”
“It seems like we have all of the ingredients to kick off this new season in Melbourne from a good starting point.”