Toro Rosso aim for sixth in contructors' championship

Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne during a test drive on February 7, 2013
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Formula 1 team Toro Rosso is targeting sixth in the contructors' championship in 2013.

Techinical director James Key has said that Toro Rosso could take sixth in the Formula 1 constructors' championship in the 2013 season.

The Italian side finished ninth in 2012, with Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne securing 26 points between them.

Key told Autosport.com: "I think that what I've seen in the team is that there are two parts to it. One is the ambition to do it; I don't think anyone was satisfied with P9 in the constructors.

"Secondly, I think the size of the team and the resources we have - and [we] are building - is a big step obviously, and it's a big ask.

"But if we can put ourselves in the mix with the guys who were ahead of us last year, then there's no reason why you couldn't challenge for that position. I think it's possible and the belief and the will are there within the team to achieve. It's a great target to have."

The second winter test for F1 teams takes place in Barcelona next week.

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2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
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10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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