STR and RBR cars to be ‘similar’ – Vettel

Tue, 29 January 2008, 12:41

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that Toro Rosso will begin the 2008 season with the STR2B — a development of the car the team used last year.

The single seater has been performing strongly in his and new teammate Sebastien Bourdais’ hands in recent tests, moving Vettel to conclude that the team’s policy of using the old car for the first few races of the season could prove an advantage.

“Let’s wait and see if we are not doing better with proven material than many others in their brand new machines having to overcome teething problems,” the German, who is 20, told F1’s official website.

Vettel said a launch date for the 2008 car has not yet been set, but confirmed that the STR3 will be “similar” to the 2008-spec single seater that was recently revealed by sister team Red Bull.

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