Toro Rosso star Carlos Sainz believes that Toro Rosso can aim much higher in the 2017 season, and thinks that third in the constructers championship is a possibility.
The technical regulations are taking another major overhaul for next season which will see the aerodynamics dramatically change to produce much faster lap times. Red Bull and Toro Rosso have always been efficient in their aerodynamic programmes and Sainz thinks the new rules will benefit Toro Rosso massively.
"We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd, so we need to stay calm and wait until next year to see where we are,” Sainz said.
“Hopefully Renault will keep making the steps and we have a decent power unit. We are struggling to find that at the moment. The car that they produced in the last two seasons from the chassis side has been a surprise to everyone and many people are impressed about it.
“So it’s just now a matter of sorting out all the small details to become an even better team and I think we can do that next year.”
Toro Rosso are looking to finish fifth in this years championship. They currently lie sixth, 3 points ahead of McLaren and 36 behind Force India.