Yellow Hat displays F1 car in store
The controversial Toro Rosso STR2 was brought to the UAE and was briefly displayed in front of the Yellow Hat auto accessories superstore at Times Square Mall in Dubai. The STR2, brought in to showcase Advanti Racing wheels, was only shown over the weekend of June 5 to 8.
The STR2 was unveiled in February last year and is a variant of the Red Bull RB3 chassis, but powered by a Ferrari engine instead of a Renault. It competed in the 2007 F1 season and a modified version has been on the grid for the first grand prix events of 2008, driven by Sébastien Bourdais, Champ Car winner four consecutive times, and Sebastian Vettel.
The controversy arose when the Spyker and Williams teams repeatedly stated their belief that the STR2 was identical to the Red Bull RB3 and in breach of the F1 Concorde Agreement that requires all teams to construct their own individual chassis. Both teams threatened legal action over the possible breach of regulations.