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Wisest thing for Verstappen is to stay at Toro Rosso - Tost

  • Published on 29 Sep 2015 16:25
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Franz Tost has played down suggestions Max Verstappen is ready to make the big step to Red Bull. With Daniil Kvyat yet to be confirmed officially by the energy drink company's senior team for 2016, some have suggested bosses are seriously considering a promotion for the teen sensation Verstappen.

The 17-year-old currently drives for the junior squad Toro Rosso, but that team's boss Tost admitted: "If Max had a good car at his disposal, one with a good engine, of course he could fight for victories and titles. Preferably with Red Bull," the Austrian told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "But I think at this stage of his career the wisest thing would be that he stays with us for another year," Tost added. (GMM)

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  • He has done a good job this year, but he still need another year to mature, me thinks. Although Kvyat was jumped to Red Bull after only one year on board and has done an impressive job, so who knows? But I'd not like to see either Ricciardo or Kvyat gone, both are great drivers and Im not sure they'd be able to find another seat for 2016 if they were given the boot, so this is likely the best outcome.

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    • Sep 29 2015 - 17:32
    • boudy

      Posts: 1,168

      I agree that kvyat has been improving through the year. The one thing that I know about Max is that everything seems to happen faster than expected. It would not surprise if he is in a RB next year. Lately he has been lucky in a sense because of his problems getting high on the grid enabling him to overtake the drivers around him which are slower. If he was higher on the grid he would finish higher but there would also be no need for overtaking since the cars in front can run at a faster pace, therefore he would look less formidable. He seems to bring a lot of entertainment to F1. Anyway this guy is making people look at F1 again. I have not enjoyed F1 like this for a long time.

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      • Sep 29 2015 - 18:15
    • I wonder if Kvyat is looking at Lotus for the second seat. We all know that he is not social comfortabele with in the RBR team. But he is stil a great driver, something Renault like to have.

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      • Sep 30 2015 - 12:01
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    If they can get hold of a PU for next year...

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    • Sep 29 2015 - 20:10

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