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Sean Gelael staying with Toro Rosso in 2018

  • Published on 10 Jan 2018 10:18
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Sean Gelael says he will continue his role with Toro Rosso this year. The 21-year-old, tho is the son of the Indonesian KFC magnate, tested and drove in some Friday practice sessions for the Red Bull-owned team in 2017.

"Working with Toro Rosso completely changed my life," Gelael told Italiaracing. "This year, I will work with them again. Our goal is to continue what we decided at the tests in Abu Dhabi," he added.

Gelael, who finished 15th overall last year, also said he will once again race in Formula 2 in 2018. "I hope the season in Formula 2 will be successful and I earn points for my super license, and I get a chance to participate in several Friday practices," he said.

Gelael also voiced a word of support for his friend and Ferrari junior driver Antonio Giovinazzi, who he said is good enough to secure a full-time F1 seat. "He deserved a place already for this season, so I think if such a driver fails to achieve his goal next year, there is something wrong with the system," he said. (GMM)

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  • Nothing wrong with the system but few teams and rich kids takes away the one who really deserve a seat.

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 10:59
  • f1ski

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    Life has always been more about who you know than what you know. F1 is no different. Without an 'angel ' sponsor hamilton vettel Alonso may never have gotten out of carting. There are plenty of great young drivers who haven't neither the means nor the opportunity to showcase their skills. Making it to the top is a lot like racing there is an element of luck involved

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 13:34

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