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Exclusive: Verstappen takes over seat of Kvyat with immediate effect

  • Published on 04 May 2016 22:04
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  • By: Danny Sosef

Max Verstappen will replace Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull Racing with immediate effect. In a straight swap, the move will also see Kvyat will return to Toro Rosso from the Spanish Grand Prix, F1Today.net can exclusively reveal.

According to various sources, Kvyat has been under fire for his poor performances during the past two Grand Prix's in China and Sochi,owing to contact with Sebastian Vettel, with the German retiring on the opening lap in the most recent race. He was asked to come to the Red Bull Racing headquarters at Milton Keynes this week to discuss the race and his actions.

Sources have told F1Today.net that Verstappen - who was speculated to join Red Bull Racing for next year - will drive for Renault-powered squad from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards. The Dutchman will be at the factory this week to do a seat fitting later this week.

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  • Renault-powered? I thought they where Tag-Heuer Powered.

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    • May 4 2016 - 22:57
    • RacetoWin

      Posts: 95

      yes, rebadged renault, Tag-Heuer its still a renault.

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      • May 5 2016 - 02:48
    • Yup, very much so.

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      • May 5 2016 - 09:42
  • Abdus18

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    max is russian now?

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    • May 4 2016 - 23:50
  • RacetoWin

    Posts: 95

    this is amazing news! this year will be salvaged after all.

    redbull and ferrari to challenge the mercs.

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    • May 5 2016 - 02:11
  • Well that happened too early, now Max will get schooled by Ricciardo. But Kvyat is still a liability in any F1 car. Vettel now needs to be careful of this turd head coz he'll will try revenge.

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    • May 5 2016 - 15:46
  • RacetoWin

    Posts: 95

    Congrats to F! Today for breaking the news.

    this is my favorite F1 news website.

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    • May 7 2016 - 05:39

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