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Founder hails Toro Rosso's 'enormous' progress

Dec.11 The founder of the team known as Toro Rosso says he is impressed with the Faenza based team's recent progress. Giancarlo Minardi, now 72, was actually born at Faenza in Italy, and initially began entering his Minardi team in Formula 2 races in 1980. Minardi sold his ailing F1 team to Paul Stoddart in 2000, and then left the team completely when Red Bull bought and renamed it for 2006. Toro Rosso - to be called Alpha Tauri from 2020 - was initially seen as little more than Red Bull's 'B' team, but this year it finished sixth overall behind McLaren and Renault. "They have grown enormously since Max Verstappen, who started the progress," Minardi told Italy's Autosprint....
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