The STR6 was the first car entirely designed and built by Scuderia Toro Rosso  in its Faenza factory. In previous years, the team could rely on Red Bull technology to provide them with a chassis while the team focused on small tweaks. The STR6 is in that respect very different. Technical director Giorgio Ascanelli has led his team to design the new car. The Toro Rosso STR6 featured a monocoque made of composite material and equipped with a 2398 cc Ferrari V8 engine. In addition, for that season, the car used the KERS system (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), a system that recovered the kinetic energy produced by the car during braking to transform it into additional power. The KERS system, supplied, like the engine, by Ferrari, provided an overboost of 60 KW (equal to about 80 horsepower) for no more than 6.67 seconds per lap.  The car was driven by Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, with test driver Daniel Ricciardo. Alguersuari, talented Spanish driver,  scored 26 points to finish the season 14th. He recorded the cars highest qualifying position with 6th at the Belgian Grand Prix as well as the cars best finish with a pair of 7th places at the Italian and Korean Grands Prix. Buemi scored 15 of the points to finish the Drivers’ Championship in 15th place. After the season end Toro Rosso announced that Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne would be the team’s drivers in 2012, replacing Alguersuari and Buemi. For both 2011 drivers it was the end of their Formula One careers.

SeasonSeriesEvent
2011F1WC
Driver No.Entrant
Jaime Alguersuari19Scuderia Toro Rosso
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Minichamps
Cat. No.QualityRarity
410110019