Hartley to stay, as Toro Rosso drop Kvyat again

Brendon Hartley will remain with Toro Rosso for the Mexican Grand Prix as the team elected to drop Daniil Kvyat for the second time in this year.

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The New Zealander made his F1 debut in the US as Pierre Gasly who had originally replaced Kvyat stayed in Japan to contest for the Super Formula title.

Unfortunately for Gasly, the 2 races were cancelled without rescheduling due to a Typhoon that hit Japan on Sunday.

Hartley was a Red Bull junior driver but got dropped in 2011, he has since gone on to make a fairly successful WEC career, winning the 2015 title as well as this year’s 24hr Le Mans race. the last time he drove an F1 car a test for Mercedes in 2012.

It was believed however that Kvyat would be retained for the rest of the year after Sainz made an early move to Renault.

But in a small statement from Toro Rosso, they confirmed that Gasly and Hartley would drive in Mexico.

Hartley made an impressive start to his F1 career, finishing 13th from 19th on the grid while kvyat scored only his third points position of the year in 10th.

 

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