Toro Rosso's 2019 STR14 from every angle

Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly in action during practice at the F1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne Australia

The STR14 is the second Honda-powered vehicle the team have produced, and features a similar livery design to last year's challenger.

The auto is powered by Honda's new RA619H hybrid engine.

Albon, who finished second in Formula 2 a year ago, added: "In general, the way I've gone about my career and my racing, is I never set any goals on anything".

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says that Daniil Kvyat is worthy of a second chance in F1 and that the "best is yet to come" from the young Russian driver.

By the end of this week nine of F1's 10 teams will have either revealed their all-new auto in full, or their 2019 livery, ahead of the start of winter testing at Barcelona next Monday.

Toro Rosso linked up with Honda in 2018 but compromised some of its Grands Prix for the sake of the Japanese marque's development programme, and concurrently struggled with its own chassis progress.

Kvyat's team mate is newcomer Alexander Albon, who finished third in Formula Two past year behind fellow 2019 F1 debutants George Russell and Lando Norris. "I believe in the guys in the team".

Kvyat, who spent a season as a Ferrari development driver past year, said: "Let's just say it's great to be back and it proves you should never give up hope". They know what they're doing.

Both teams will have Honda engines after Red Bull Racing ended their partnership with Renault at the end of 2018, with Toro Rosso using some non-listed parts designed for last year's race-winning Red Bull. I think we're looking good and I feel that everyone is motivated and focused. However, there are fewer variables, and I see this as an opportunity. However there were encouraging signs of potential in the Toro Rosso-Honda package, such as Pierre Gasly's excellent fourth place in Bahrain, and the team's sixth and seventh on the grid at Suzuka when Honda introduced a significant power unit upgrade.

For instance, the entire Honda-powered rear end of the new Toro Rosso will be identical to what is run by Red Bull.

Also on the move is former technical director James Key, who was placed on gardening leave last July after agreeing to join McLaren in the same role.

Red Bull's junior team are this year taking advantage of new rules allowing teams to buy parts from rivals.

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