CONFIRMED: Brendon Hartley to make F1 debut for Torro Rosso at Austin

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Brendon Hartley will make his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso at the United States Grand Prix, as predicted by Autosport.

The New Zealander has been drafted in as replacement for Frenchman Pierre Gasly, who will be competing in the Super Formula finale in Japan instead.

Hartley tested for Toro Rosso in 2009.

“What an amazing feeling!” he said.

“This opportunity came as somewhat of a surprise, but I never did give up on my ambition and childhood dream to reach F1.

“I have grown and learnt so much since the days when I was the Red Bull and Toro Rosso reserve driver, and the tough years I went through made me stronger and even more determined.

“I want to say a huge thanks to Red Bull for making this a reality, and to Porsche for allowing me to do this alongside the World Endurance Championship.

“COTA is a track I really enjoy and one I have raced at recently. I’m trying not to put too many expectations on my F1 debut, but I feel ready for it.”

CONFIRMED: Brendon Hartley to make F1 debut for Torro Rosso at Austin

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