Toro Rosso formally announced that Pierre Gasly will take Daniil Kvyat's position in the GP of Malaysia. Toro Rosso explained that Pierre Gasly will start competing in the Formula 1 for the first time in the Malaysian Grand Prix
Faenza-based team explained that Daniil Kvyat will be resting in the next few races and Gasly will take the place of the Russian pilot. The Russian driver will continue to be a part of the Red Bull family.
Toro Rosso's boss Franz Tost said Kvyat's decision to rest was taken from the many disappointing consequences, including an accident, until the age of Singapore GP. "Scuderia Toro Rosso was set up to bring the young talents of Red Bull to Formula One, and now we are pleased to have this chance to be Pierre'e's son."
"By winning the GP2 championship in 2016, he showed that he deserved this opportunity, and this year he made a very competitive performance in the Japan Super Formula series."
"This decision will allow us to take a better decision on our 2018 elections." "Because of various problems and their mistakes, Daniil could not show his potential this year, so we chose to listen to him in the next races."
"It will give Pierre a look at the weekend of the race." said. Gasly, Malaysia and Japan are passing Toro Rosso's seat, while the US is expected to pass Kvyat to the steering because the Super Formula hit the net in the final race.
The French driver says he is quite excited for a new fight. "I would like to thank Helmut Marko, Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso for helping me throughout my career, this is a great opportunity."
"This year, I had to make preparations for all these things for Red Bull's third pilot, I feel ready, Scuderia Toro Rosso and I will do my best to perform well." said.