Nov.13 (GMM) A 2018 deal to race for Toro Rosso is not yet set in stone for Brendon Hartley.
One media source reported from Brazil that while Pierre Gasly is definitely set to drive for the junior Red Bull team next year, a similar deal for New Zealander and sports car champion Hartley is not quite done.
However, Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost admits: “There is a high possibility that this will be the driver lineup for 2018.”
To put that deal beyond doubt, Hartley’s father Bryan is set to travel to Abu Dhabi for the 2017 F1 finale in two weeks.
“Once we all find out what’s going on and there’s something to be announced, then there will be an official announcement,” Hartley snr told the New Zealand media source Stuff.
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For the first time in Mexico, Pierre Gasly is lining up […]
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We reported on Tuesday this week that, at […]
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The Russian was recently stepped down by Toro Rosso team owner Red Bull, making way for the debut of Frenchman […]
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Toro Rosso owner Red Bull has signed the New Zealander and Le Mans winner to […]
20/11/2017 Hartley had 2018 contract for ‘weeks’ Nov.20 (GMM) Brendon Hartley says he has known for "several weeks" that he will be driving for Toro Rosso next year.
Earlier, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and the New Zealander insisted they did […]
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The New Zealander, who last tested an F1 car for Mercedes in 2012, has been drafted into Toro […]
07/11/2017 Toro Rosso not worried about Honda switch Nov.7 (GMM) Franz Tost says he is looking forward to Toro Rosso's switch to works Honda power for 2018.
McLaren has dumped the Japanese engine manufacturer after a failed three-year […]
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Reports in recent days, backed by comments by Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost and […]