May 8 (GMM) Toro Rosso is ramping up its efforts to become a full constructor in
2010, team boss Franz Tost has confirmed. From next year, the regulations will
no longer condone the current situation, where the Faenza based outfit sources
its basic chassis from the same designer as sister team Red Bull Racing.
"We are developing the infrastructure so that next year's car is designed in
Faenza," Tost told reporters in Barcelona, revealing that the workforce will
need to increase from 200 to about 235.
The 2010 rules will allow Toro Rosso to continue to use a Red Bull Technology
transmission, and some other parts, but Tost revealed that the team is to
appoint its own "chief designer". Adrian Newey will therefore concentrate mainly
on Red Bull Racing, although Toro Rosso will continue to use the Red Bull wind
tunnel in Bicester (UK).