Sept. Der Russe Daniil Kwjat kehrt zum FormelTeam Toro Rosso zurück. Okt. Der aktuelle Ausblick auf die FormelSaison mit sämtlichen Fahrern und Teams, den Toro Rosso, Russian Federation Daniil Kwjat??. Okt. Alle anderen Cockpits für die FormelSaison sind entweder schon Offiziell, will Toro Rosso frühestens in Abu Dhabi den Thailänder.
But the big question now is — who will partner him? The generous financial package Sirotkin brings with him is also an obvious and big point in his favour, they claim, as is his technical nous — with the Muscovite having graduated last year with a degree in race car engineering.
Auto Moto und Sport had cited Dutch driver Nyck de Vries as a potential Williams candidate, but the current Formula 2 front-runner and McLaren Young Driver recently took to Twitter to quash that particular line of thinking.
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In his recent episode of the official F1 podcast , Beyond the Grid, presented by Bose , Robert Kubica made the startling claim that, at the time of his horrific rally accident in , he had a contract sitting at home that would have seen him drive for Ferrari in The extent of his injuries meant that that dream ultimately went unfilled.
I have been close to it once, but I have not achieved it because of my rally accident. I'm not saying it's going to happen, but if there's a chance, I'll think about it.
Those rumours were given additional weight by recent claims made by the Nissan e. Asked by Autosport whether Nissan e. The announcement should be made in the week of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Buemi raced for Toro Rosso from to '11 and is now the reserve for both Red Bull teams in addition to his racing roles in the World Endurance Championship and Formula E.
The year-old has won both of those championships, as well as this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, and was in the frame for a return to F1 last year before Red Bull picked Brendon Hartley to race for Toro Rosso.
Toro Rosso is currently short on options for next year because Red Bull will promote Pierre Gasly to the senior team, Hartley's future is uncertain and there are no eligible drivers in Red Bull's junior programme.
He'll be combining that with his other activities. He has got his Formula E programme, he's got his WEC programme, he does a wonderful job for us in the sim.
Buemi was pictured having a seat fit with Toro Rosso at the team's factory before this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. But that has been dismissed as a routine move for the reserve driver, who is attending the flyaway F1 races instead of conducting his usual simulator work at Red Bull.
Buemi admitted he was pretty set on his non-F1 opportunities, contesting the WEC superseason with Toyota and he is expected to continue in FE with the new Nissan team, although he hinted it was not impossible that could change.
With Buemi apparently not in contention for a Toro Rosso drive next season, Red Bull is looking outside its current roster for drivers.
Ferrari development driver Daniil Kvyat is one of the favourites and could be drafted back in by Red Bull after it dropped him one year ago.
Outgoing McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Pascal Wehrlein, who is exiting the Mercedes fold , will be free agents, while current Mercedes proteges Esteban Ocon and Formula 2 title contender George Russell currently lack options.
Horner said Mercedes could find them seats by investing more money, or "might have to cut them free". The monster born out of Porsche's frustration After two record runs in a year of farewell touring, Porsche's Evo has been retired.
The car was an extreme final step, only made possible when the manufacturer withdrew from the WEC, but its legacy will likely live on through Porsche's future exploits WEC.
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