In a surprising press release issued the afternoon of this Saturday (early hours of the morning in Austin, Texas), titled, “Depart, are our”, Toro Rosso has confirmed in an official way that Daniil Kvyat will still be in the team piloting one of their cars in the season 2017, next to Spanish Carlos Sainz.
Kvyat, who returned to the team in the Spanish Grand Prix after to be relegated by Red Bull, who in turn promoted it to Max Verstappen, had been the subject of numerous rumours regarding his future in the championship, after a few early races very complicated, with bad ratings and errors in the race. After the summer break, Kvyat experienced an improvement in their performance, but the threat of Pierre Gasly, that will fight within a month for the title in GP2 in Abu Dhabi, was built to ensure that your stay in Toro Rosso could have the races counted.
In the last week, even, had sounded like possible option Force India to replace Nico Hülkenberg. However, Kvyat will continue wearing the 26 within the structure of Faenza, which will be his third season in the team, remaining a year in the World. Toro Rosso has taken advantage of in addition to throw a hint at Renault, and his well-known attempt to recruit Sainz:
“Scuderia Toro Rosso is proud to confirm that keep to Daniil Kvyat for the season 2017. With the future of Carlos Sainz secured from this summer, this means that continuity is the norm. We are confident that you, members of the press, you will be delighted to be able to make it to the end questions new to Daniil, after months of questioning him on what he will do next year. And to those teams that have been sniffing around in our talented duo, well, I depart, will not go to any side!“
In the statement, Kvyat thanks “Red Bull’s Dr Marko and to all the team, the support and the faith you have shown in me since returning to the team,”. In what has described as “great news”, Kvyat says it is “very happy to stay in a team that I’m at home. I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard together in 2017, and about to high. I will always be totally committed, giving 200%, and apretaré as strong as on the ground”.
in Addition, the Sainz also appreciated the permanence of Kvyat in the press release: “Considering how many changes there are in the Formula 1 in 2017, it is good to know that Daniil and I will continue being teammates at Toro Rosso next year. We know each other very well, since we have rode together since 2010, and we will work well together”.