Toro Rosso confirm Kvyat to partner Sainz in 2017


Scuderia Toro Rosso have confirmed in a statement that they are keeping Daniil Kvyat on for the 2017 season, with Carlos Sainz’s future in the team already assured since earlier this summer, it means that continuity is the name of the game.

The statement added, “We are sure that you members of the media will be delighted to have some fresh questions to ask Daniil at last, after months of quizzing him on what he is doing next year. And to those other teams who have been sniffing around our talented pair, well hands off, they’re staying put!”

Daniil Kvyat said, “Great news! I’d like to thank Red Bull, Dr. Marko and all the team for their support and the faith they have shown in me since I returned to the team earlier this year. I’m very happy to stay with a team that feels like home to me.”

“I’m really looking forward to continuing the hard work together in 2017and I’m really aiming high. I will always be fully dedicated, giving my ‘200%’, and I will be pushing as hard as I usually do, that’s for sure. I’m delighted!”

Carlos Sainz said, “Considering how many changes there are in the Formula 1 pipeline for 2017, it’s good to know that Daniil and I will continue to be teammates here at Toro Rosso next year. We know each other very well, as we’ve been racing together since 2010, and we work well together. I know that this season isn’t over yet, but I’m already looking forward to next year!”

Franz Tost added, “It makes a change to announce our driver line-up relatively early. There are so many new elements coming to Formula 1 in general and to our team specifically, in terms of the change of power unit supplier, that having the same two drivers gives us stability and a benchmark to work from.”

“For Carlos, it will be his third year with us, which speaks volumes when it comes to how highly we rate him. In recent races, it has been clear that Daniil is backon top form. I always told him that his future with us was in his hands.”

“He has stepped up to the mark and delivered the sort of performances that have ensured his 2017 seat in the STR 12. We now have a very talented and strong driver pairing to tackle a season in which we expect to be very competitive,” concluded Tost.