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Toro Rosso reveal launch date

Toro Rosso have announced that they will launch their new car at Jerez on Monday, February 4.

The Italian team's STR8 chassis will therefore be presented the day before Formula 1's first official pre-season test commences.

Drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will be on hand, together with Team Principal Franz Tost as well as Toro Rosso's new Technical Director James Key, who assumed the role last September.

Toro Rosso finished ninth in last season's Constructors' Championship table, with Vergne and Ricciardo respectively 17th and 18th in the drivers' standings.