Jokes aside, it seems the only glitch on Toro Rosso’s first day of running with Honda power was a leaked photo of the STR13.
Having released a clip of the fire-up on social media, Toro Rosso responded with good humour to the as-to-be-expected jokes about whether the Honda engine blew up moments later.
The joking, though, stopped on Wednesday as Toro Rosso took to the track in the STR13 for a filming day – and the first on-track moments for the new partnership.
Although the run took place behind closed doors, a photo was leaked, which forced Toro Rosso into releasing their own pic of the car.
Brendon Hartley was behind the wheel of the Halo-adorned car and reported that “the new girl ran super smooth.”
Pierre Gasly added that it was a “trouble free day, no joke.”
— Pierre Gasly 🇫🇷 (@PierreGASLY) February 21, 2018