Scuderia Toro Rosso has unveiled its STR14, kicking off a week of new vehicle launches and livery reveals ahead of the start of Formula 1 testing.
What's changed at Toro Rosso?
Toro Rosso revealed their new Honda-powered STR14 on Monday ahead of the 2019 F1 season.More news: Iran: Rouhani defies U.S. on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Toro Rosso's unveiling begins a busy week in Formula 1, with the remainder of the teams set to launch their 2019 programmes in the build-up to the start of testing next Monday.
Following on from the Haas release last week, the new vehicle showcases the 2019 regulation changes that include a simplified front wing and larger rear wing, as well as tweaks to the brake ducts.
Those "strong young drivers" for 2019 will be Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon - and both will doubtless be pleasantly surprised to find themselves in the positions they're in now, given that Kvyat lost his drive with Toro Rosso before the end of the 2017 season, while Alexander Albon was dropped from Red Bull's junior programme all the way back in 2012.
"A number of changes have been put in place regarding how we develop the 2019 auto, including the approach to how we develop the vehicle aerodynamically", Egginton said. "I strongly believe he deserves another chance in Formula 1". They know what they're doing. I think we're looking good and I feel that everyone is motivated and focused. "I just want to get in the auto and see what happens".
Their 2018 campaign was heavily compromised by grid penalties - no team took more than Toro Rosso - but there was also marked improvement in the Honda power unit towards the end of the season.More news: Apex Legends eclipsed Fortnite on Twitch in its first week
Red Bull were suitably impressed, following Toro Rosso's lead in switching Renault for Honda power.
Honda chief Toyoharu Tanabe said: "In simple terms, our aim is to achieve better results than in 2018 for both teams".
Toro Rosso finished ninth in the constructors' championship past year and achieved a best result of fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix thanks to Pierre Gasly.
Overall, a very sleek machine produced by Toro Rosso, its last design partly overseen by McLaren-bound tech boss James Key.
The junior Red Bull squad finished ninth in the championship past year, ahead of only the struggling Williams outfit. The Englishman is expected to start work at his new team later this year.More news: Man Utd Boss Reserve Special Praise For Pogba