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Kvyat out, Gasly in at Toro Rosso
Topic Started: Sep 26 2017, 04:58 PM (73 Views)
CJ
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:checkered-flag: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41397848 :checkered-flag:

Pierre Gasly will make his Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old Frenchman, who won the GP2 series last year, will replace Daniil Kvyat "for the next Grands Prix", Toro Rosso said in a statement.

"He is being given a chance to prove himself in F1," the team added.

"This is a great opportunity for me," said Gasly, who is reserve and test driver for Red Bull, Toro Rosso's sister team.

"I feel as ready as I can be, having had to be prepared for anything in my role as Red Bull Racing's third driver this year.

"I will do my best to perform well with Toro Rosso during these coming races."



Good luck to Gasly! If he performs well, there's a good chance that he'll be getting a full-time Toro Rosso drive next year.

Kind of hard on Kvyat, but really, I think he's been woeful all year: when he hasn't been crashing, I've often forgotten he's even been in the races. Is this the beginning of the end of his career?
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Poor Kvyat.

Shuffled out of RBR mid-season last year (iirc), now booted mid-season.
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Yeah, he was shuffled out of the main Red Bull team early in 2016, to make way for Max Verstappen.

I felt sympathetic for Kvyat at the time; however, I did expect him to re-assert himself at Toro Rosso, which he hasn't done at all. He's been destroyed by Carlos Sainz Jr ever since then - and, really, I think Singapore was the final straw. After the Ferraris and Verstappen crashed, it was a rare opportunity for lower teams to score points - and Sainz stepped up to the plate and delivered a commendable 4th place, whereas Kvyat just binned it entirely of his own accord. So, TBH, I've run out of sympathy for Kvyat now :( .
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There's a further twist. Gasly won't be able to race in Austin, because he'll instead be racing in Super Formula (which he's been racing in and leading this year - and now, he has a chance to clinch the title):

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/gasly-austin-super-formula-finale-964670/

No word yet on who will be replacing Gasly. It probably won't be Sainz, because he's already off to Renault; and it definitely won't be Kvyat, because he's already in the other Toro Rosso. However, some are suggesting that it could be Brendon Hartley (a 27-year-old from New Zealand who has never raced in Formula One, but used to be Red Bull's reserve driver a few years ago).
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I believe Hartley just raced in IMSA WeatherTech for one of the Nissan Prototype cars (#2/#22), and I believe has been rumored for IndyCar stuff.

Wouldn't Palmer be an option since he'd be out of the #30?
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Yeah, I guess Palmer would be an option. Not an especially inspiring option, but he does have plenty of experience with current cars, if nothing else!

Or, I guess they could keep Palmer at Renault for one more race, and Sainz Jr at Toro Rosso for one more race. I'm not sure how difficult that would be to arrange. (It'd probably be simpler than putting Palmer in the Toro Rosso, since they then wouldn't have to do a seat fitting for Palmer or get him familiar with a car he's never driven)
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Well, they're going with Brendon Hartley, who becomes New Zealand's first F1 driver since Mike Thackwell in 1984:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41614891

Must be a very nice surprised for him: he largely fell off the radar when he left Red Bull at the end of 2010. Good luck to him :) !
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