How similar is the Toro Rosso to Mercedes?

How similar is the Toro Rosso to Mercedes?

Toro Rosso isn't often mentioned in the same breath as Mercedes, but at the launch of its 2017 car there were key things the STR12 had in common with what was unveiled by the world champion team ahead of testing

Out of the cars in the big battle from fourth onwards, the Toro Rosso looks like a good candidate to be in the thick of the fight.

Of course, that depends partly on what's under the engine cover, because although Renault is delighted with the progress it has made, the question is if it has achieved enough compared to Mercedes and Ferrari.

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