It has been announced that Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen will be replaced with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards, with Kvyat to move back to sister team Toro Rosso.
Team principal of Red Bull, Christian Horner, spoke that the swap would help Verstappen to show off his “outstanding talent”, and would also help Kvyat to “regain his form”.
The move has come just days after Kvyat received criticism after colliding twice with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Russian Grand Prix.
“Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent.” Horner spoke on the matter.
“His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull racing. We are in the unique position to have all four drivers across Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso under long-term contracts with Red Bull, so ew have the flexibility to move them between the two teams.
“Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential.”
Kvyat was upgraded to Red Bull at the end of the 2014 racing season, to replace Vettel after he left for Ferrari. Verstappen is widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents on the grid, being the youngest driver to compete in the sport, and also became the youngest ever to score points.