The Spanish engineer Xevi Pujolar is out of Toro Rosso. Xavier was the engineer of track of Max Verstappen, who as you know have also launched Toro Rosso, but to fall in the Red Bull. Many important movements is leaving Red Bull and Toro Rosso, which could follow if they confirm some rumors like the one that affects Oliver Helvig (engineer of data Max), that could also leave the team in Faenza to not be renewed.
But both engineers will not give the jump to Red Bull despite what it may seem, to continue working with Max Verstappen, and neither will work with Daniil Kvyat who will fill the position left by the young dutchman. Though Oliver does not even know anything and has not been officially confirmed, we know that Xavier is out of the project, because he himself has communicated in social networks.
On Twitter, the spaniard said: “I’ve been very well and I am really proud of the work I have done with Toro Rosso. Now’s the time to prepare for the next challenge. Thanks Faenza.“. So say Xavier, but does not clarify what will be the next challenge, which we hope to see you soon again in F1. In this message, Max Verstappen has responded: “Did a great job together, mate. You will return stronger than ever.“.
With the question of the future of Xevi Pujolar, and the rumor by confirming Oliver Helvig, to say that there are also some indications (not confirmed) that indicate that Xavier could have maintained a heated discussion with Franz Tost, sports director of Toro Rosso, during the GP of Russia. Perhaps this anecdote may have had something to do with this decision not to renew it to continue with the team. However we will be attentive to the news to go report the last hour.