Toro Rosso will not protest in Melbourne


Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost has confirmed the team will not protest in Melbourne over the 'trick' suspension issue.

Red Bull, the senior team to Toro Rosso, and Mercedes both adopt this controversial system and Ferrari sparked an ongoing debate at the start of the year when they queried the FIA about the use of this suspension set-up.

But Tost said it is not in Toro Rosso's nature to fight their battles in the boardroom.

"No. It is not our philosophy to protest against other teams," said Tost at the launch of Toro Rosso's STR12.

"We fight on the race track, Not on the table.

"Our suspension is within the regulations, because we don't work on such complicated systems. Therefore I think that we are 100 percent."

Technical chief James Key also played down Toro Rosso's involvement in the ongoing row.

"I think a lot of it depends on how the regulations pan out, to be honest with you because it's one of those hot topics at the moment," Key added.

"Let's see how that goes, because there's clearly a lot of discussion of that going on.

"I think it's not first order at the moment, the first order is getting the fundamentals right with new regs like this so we'll wait and see how that pans out and then consider our options I think."