With the 2016 F1 season coming to an end with the final race in Abu Dhabi this Sunday, drivers for Scuderia Toro Rosso, DaniilKvyat and Carlos SainzJr, are both looking forward to finishing this year on a high.
SainzJr, looking back and reflecting on how the year has been for the team, he cannot believe how the time has gone by,
“Wow, it’s already the last race of the season, it is unbelievable how quickly the year has gone by!”
His team mate, Kvyat, who probably had more of downs than ups this year, especially after being dropped in May by Red Bull Racing, hopes to finish this year, and start afresh in 2017.
“Yeah, so much has happened… there were some bad times, but it’s turned out all right in the end.
“I can’t wait for next season to start, but I’m also quite happy to see the end of this season.
“You know the feeling when you need a change… and next year there are many changes!”Kvyat concluded. Continue reading TORO ROSSO DRIVERS HOPEFUL OF HIGH FINISH
Dr. Helmut Marko, the chief advisor of Formula One team Red Bull Racing has said that the company is open to selling its junior marque Toro Rosso to Renault. There have been talks that the French engine manufacturers want to return to the sport full time with a new team and Marko said that they are open to the idea of selling or allowing Renault to promote itself with the Italy based team.
Although Marko criticised Renault for the retrograde steps it has taken when it comes to the engines for the 2015 car, he has confirmed that there have already been talks about increasing their involvement with its sister team. Speaking to an Austrian media outlet, Marko said that if Renault wants to represent itself better in Formula One because of marketing reasons, then they are talking about either having two cars in yellow or buying a team completely.
Marko, however, said that Toro Rosso is not the only team under consideration by the French manufacturing giants adding that the company has started similar talks with the likes of Sahara Force India, which has been struggling for the last couple of years due to the lack of funds, Sauber F1 as well as Lotus F1. Continue reading Red Bull open to Toro Rosso sale to Renault