Image credits: © Scuderia Toro Rosso.

2008 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR3

The 2008 Toro Rosso STR3 was driven by Sébastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel. Power was from a Ferrari Type 056 2.4-liter V8 and mated to a Ferrari 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The car was first tested by Red Bull junior driver, Brendon Hartley in Italy on April 2nd and publically launched on April 16th at the Circuit de Catalunya, where it was driven by Sébastien Bourdais.

For the 2008 season, Toro Rosso raced their updated B specification version of their 2007 STR2 car. The STR3 made its debut at the sixth round of the season, at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The car was driven to victory in the Italian Grand Prix by Vettel, this was the team's and Vettel's first victory. The team would finish the season in 6th place in the World Constructors Championship after scoring 39 points.


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Drivers:
France Sébastien Olivier Bourdais
Germany Sebastian Vettel

Team
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso

2008 Season
Points: 39
Position: 6
Engine: Ferrari 056

2017 Entry: STR12
2016 Entry: STR11
2015 Entry: STR10
2014 Entry: STR9
2013 Entry: STR8
2012 Entry: STR7
2011 Entry: STR6
2010 Entry: STR5
2009 Entry: STR4
2007 Entry: STR2
2006 Entry: STR1



2008 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF2008 Brazil Felipe Massa
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen 
172
Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren
MP4-23 
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Finland Heikki Johannes Kovalainen 
151
BMW Sauber F1 TeamBMW
Sauber F1.08 
Germany Nick Lars Heidfeld
Poland Robert Józef Kubica 
135
ING Renault F1 TeamRenault
R28 
Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. 
80
Panasonic Toyota RacingToyota
TF108 
Germany Timo Glock
Italy Jarno Trulli 
56
Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR2
STR3 
France Sébastien Olivier Bourdais
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
39
Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB4 F1 
United Kingdom David Marshall Coulthard
Australia Mark Alan Webber 
29
AT&T WilliamsWilliams
FW30 
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
26
Honda Racing F1 TeamHonda
RA108 
Brazil Rubens Gonçalves 'Rubinho' Barrichello
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button 
14
11 Super Aguri F1 TeamSuper Aguri
SA08 
United Kingdom Anthony Denis Davidson
Japan Takuma Sato 
10 Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM01 
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Germany Adrian Sutil 

2008 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
Australia Australian Grand Prix  Albert ParkMar 2008 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMcLaren 
Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix  SepangMar 2008 Finland Kimi-Matias RaikkonenFerrari 
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix  Bahrain International CircuitApr 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 
Spain Spanish Grand Prix  Circuit de CatalunyaApr 2008 Finland Kimi-Matias RaikkonenFerrari 
Turkey Turkish Grand Prix  Istanbul ParkMay 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 
Monaco Monaco Grand Prix  MonacoMay 2008 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMcLaren 
Canada Canadian Grand Prix  Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2008 Poland Robert Józef KubicaBMW 
France French Grand Prix  Circuit de Nevers Magny-CoursJun 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 
United Kingdom British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 2008 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMcLaren 
Germany German Grand Prix  HockenheimringJul 2008 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMcLaren 
Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix  HungaroringAug 2008 Finland Heikki Johannes KovalainenMcLaren 
Spain European Grand Prix  ValenciaAug 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 
Belgium Belgian Grand Prix  Spa-FrancorchampsSep 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 
Italy Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 2008 Germany Sebastian VettelScuderia Toro Rosso 
Singapore Grand Prix  Marina BaySep 2008 Spain Fernando AlonsoRenault 
Japan Japanese Grand Prix  Fuji SpeedwayOct 2008 Spain Fernando AlonsoRenault 
China Chinese Grand Prix  ShanghaiOct 2008 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMcLaren 
Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2008 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions

1950 G. Farina
1951 J. Fangio
1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
1954 J. Fangio
1955 J. Fangio
1956 J. Fangio
1957 J. Fangio
1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
1960 S. Brabham
1961 P. Hill, Jr
1962 N. Hill
1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg
2017 L. Hamilton

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