Days after dropping Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso have publicly thanked the New Zealander for his efforts, wishing him well in his future endeavours. Following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Toro Rosso announced that Formula 2 driver Alex Albonwould race alongside Daniil Kvyat next season. The announcement brought an end to Hartley’s time in Formula 1. It […]

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Honda have made significant progress with their engine this year, but with the Kiwi only scoring four points in 2018, he has been replaced. Toyoharu Tanabe, Honda’s technical director had these kind words to say about their former driver. “Everyone at Honda enjoyed working with Brendon throughout the year,” Tanabe said. “He was very strong […]

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Brendon Hartley has spoken for the first time since he was dropped by the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team in favour of Alexander Albon for 2019. His exit was confirmed by the announcement of Albon on Monday and the Toro Rosso press release failed to mention Hartley by name. Hartley scored just four points in his […]

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Toro Rosso have confirmed Alexander Albon will partner Daniil Kvyat in 2019, spelling the end for Brendon Hartley. The New Zealander has been under pressure for most of 2018 in a campaign where he has scored just four points. And now Hartley has finally been put out of his misery, with the Red Bull junior team […]

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Lewis Hamilton took his 11th pole position of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship as he headed a Mercedes 1-2 i in qualifying for the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. Hamilton edged team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.162s in the final runs of Q3, with the Finn only losing out […]

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Brendon Hartley says his Toro Rosso team-mate Pierre Gasly’s “nice speech” about team orders after the Brazilian Grand Prix rang hollow after he benefitted from them several times in 2018. When running behind the 11th-placed Gasly, Hartley requested that the team swap its cars as he had better pace on softer and fresher tyres. But […]

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Brendon Hartley has said he is showing “really fantastic pace” recently as he looks to secure his Formula 1 future with Toro Rosso. Hartley does have a two-year deal within the Red Bull organisation which should see him through to the end of the 2019 season. But, the New Zealander’s future has been uncertain for […]

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Daniel Ricciardo put in a superb final flying lap to claim pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, beating team-mate Max Verstappen by just two hundredths of a second at the Autódromo Hermanos as Red Bull Racing claimed its first front-row lockout in five years. Verstappen had looked well place to claim his first career […]

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Brendon Hartley will have sole use of Toro Rosso’s upgraded Formula 1 front wing and floor in Mexican Grand Prix practice as the team continues to assess the new package. Toro Rosso introduced the update last week in the United States, with Pierre Gasly running it in all three practice sessions. However, the team took […]

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Using 0.1kgs more fuel than permitted, Kevin Magnussen has hit out at “Formula FuelSaving” after he was disqualified from the United States GP. The Haas driver finished Sunday’s 56-lap race in ninth place, scoring points in his team’s battle to finish the season best of the rest. However, hours after the chequered flag had fallen, […]

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