Red Bull noticed the both last mistakes made by Daniil Kvyat. Helmut Marko, in the post-GP, made us sense that something could have changed, and now we have the official announcement by Milton Keyne’s team.
Starting from the Spanish Grand Prix it will take place the cockpit reversion between the Russian driver and Max Verstappen who greets Toro Rosso and goes in Red Bull next to Daniel Ricciardo. Thus, they demoted Kvyat who is back into Toro Rosso where he had attracted attention at his debut gaining a quick promotion into a top-team, after just a season in Formula 1.
“I get the impression that at Toro Rosso they have acted too impulsively in rejecting a driver that did so well at his F1 debut with Toro Rosso and the following year in Red Bull (Ed. He ended the season ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in the standings). Moreover, in these first four GP he also gained a podium”, Gian Carlo Mianrdi says speaking about the third place achieved by Kvyat in China. “On the other side, we are moving too quickly with Max Verstappen who would need to grow and mature without too many pressures”, the Manager from Faenza continues. “The risk is to ruin, in one shot, two young drivers.