Buemi: Why Toro Rosso is poised to surprise

Buemi: Why Toro Rosso is poised to surprise

The Toro Rosso drivers are under pressure with Daniel Ricciardo looking over their shoulder, but as Sebastien Buemi tells Adam Cooper, he's focused solely on taking the team forward in 2011

Early testing has suggested that Scuderia Toro Rosso could be one of the wildcards of the 2011 season, and while testing doesn't always give the full story, rivals are keeping a close eye on the cars from Faenza.

The real proof will surely come in Australia, but any upswing in form will be a boost for Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari. Both men were fast-tracked into Formula 1 by Red Bull on the basis that they might as well learn their trade at the top level as anywhere else, and both have enjoyed a honeymoon period as they gained experience. Now they have to make an impact and get some results, and if they don't, reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo is there to take advantage of any slip.

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