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Toro Rosso Confirms Gasly And Hartley As The Drivers Who Will Suffer Under Honda

The prophecy that has been foretold (and very poorly kept as a secret) has been fulfilled. One highly talented Le Mans winner, Brendon Hartley, and one promising 2016 GP2 champ, Pierre Gasly, shall be Toro Rosso’s sacrifices to the Honda power unit demons. All hail the dark lord of engine woe! Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Brendon Hartley Had To Be Released From An IndyCar Contract To Race In F1

Remember all of the rumors that current Porsche 919 driver Brendon Hartley was going to Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team after Porsche shuttered its Le Mans prototype team after this year? Turns out, they were legit—so much so, that the Toro Rosso Formula One team had to negotiate Hartley out of an existing contract to…Read more… […]

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Daniil Kvyat Gets Kicked To The Curb By Toro Rosso For Good This Time

After scoring a point in his surprise comeback United States Grand Prix drive for Toro Rosso, Daniil “the Torpedo” Kvyat is officially no longer driving for either of Red Bull’s Formula One teams, Autosport reports. Kvyat was told that he would no longer be driving for the team after last weekend’s race, Toro Rosso…Read more… […]

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Toro Rosso’s Austin F1 Grid Penalties Are Enough To Make Your Brain Hurt

Toro Rosso has swapped its drivers around so much at this point in the 2017 Formula One season that Brendon Hartley is being penalized for an engine swap on Daniil Kvyat’s old car. But Daniil Kvyat isn’t considered to be driving his old car, even though his number is running this weekend on Toro Rosso’s […]

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Gasly Missed The F1 United States Grand Prix For A Race That Got Canceled Anyway

Sadly, 2016 GP2 champion Pierre Gasly—the driver replacing Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso for the rest of the Formula One season—won’t be racing anything this weekend. Gasly missed the F1 United States Grand Prix to wrap up his Super Formula season in Suzuka, but NBC Sports reports that the Suzuka race was canceled due to…Read […]

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F1 Stand-In Brendon Hartley’s Helmet Kept Trying To Twist Backwards On His Head

Toro Rosso stand-in driver Brendon Hartley can’t seem to catch a break in his first Formula One drive in five years. First, changes to the car’s power unit triggered enough grid penalties to move him to the rear of the field at the start of the race, NBC Sports reports. Worse yet, his helmet wouldn’t […]

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Why Brendon Hartley’s Stand-In Drive Is The Most Interesting Part Of The Austin F1 Race

Red Bull’s Formula One B-team Toro Rosso appeared to win the stand-in jackpot when reigning Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley was available to drive for them at the United States Grand Prix. Only catch is, it’s been five years since he’s even driven a single-seater, much less a Formula One car. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Toro Rosso’s Stand-In For The F1 United States Grand Prix Is A Reigning Le Mans Winner

After Formula One pulled off the deal of the century to allow McLaren to swap its busted Honda engines for Renault ones, Toro Rosso’s standout driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will leave the team for Renault early, starting with the United States Grand Prix. So, naturally, Toro Rosso gets a Le Mans champ to fill in. […]

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Meh Formula One Driver Daniil Kvyat Finally Gets Moved Aside For Now

Formula One driver and occasional Russian crash missile Daniil Kvyat has finally been moved aside on Red Bull’s b-team Scuderia Toro Rosso, reports Autosport. Red Bull junior driver and 2016 GP2 champion Pierre Gasly will be taking Kvyat’s place at Toro Rosso for most of the rest of the season as a try-out for next…Read […]

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F1 Driver Learned His Race Team Was Replacing Him By Reading It On The Internet

Some of us have jobs on the internet, and therefore, critical communication online is normal. But no matter the job, most would probably tell you it’s better to hear the really important things, like, oh, you’ve been fired, straight from the bosses rather than reading it in an article along with everyone else.Read more… Continue […]

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Carlos Sainz Jr. Gets Loaned To Renault For A Year To Smooth Over F1’s Big Engine Deal

Standout Toro Rosso driver (which isn’t hard to do alongside Daniil Kvyat) Carlos Sainz Jr. will be loaned out to Renault for 2018, the team confirmed today. Sainz’s loan to Renault is widely believed to be the deal that let Toro Rosso end their power unit supply contract with Renault early, so naturally, it was…Read […]

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McLaren Finally Confirms They’re Dropping Honda For Renault In F1

For the past three years, Honda has been like the scumbag boyfriend of Formula One. Oooooooh, girllllllll. You’re still with him? He always promises to do so much, but like, never does it. I can’t believe you haven’t kicked his lazy butt to the curb yet! Good news, everyone: McLaren finally announced their split from…Read […]

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McLaren-Honda Is Finally Dead: Reports

While McLaren still hasn’t announced anything to the public yet, multiple sources are confirming that their divorce from Formula One engine supplier Honda has been finalized. McLaren will run Renault engines next year, per Sky Sports, and plans to announce it during the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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McLaren-Honda Is Finally Dead: Reports

While McLaren still hasn’t announced anything to the public yet, multiple sources are confirming that their divorce from Formula One engine supplier Honda has been finalized. McLaren will run Renault engines next year, per Sky Sports, and plans to announce it during the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toro Rosso Will Get McLaren’s Honda Engines, Lose Best Driver In Big F1 Trade: Reports

McLaren may have finally found a way out of its bum Formula One engine deal with Honda, but it’s probably coming at the expense of Toro Rosso, according to multiple reports. Toro Rosso and McLaren will swap engine suppliers, but Toro Rosso’s best driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will be moving to Renault as a result. […]

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