Red Bull Racing’s sister team Toro Rosso explain the reason of the Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi exit. Toro Rosso decided on Tuesday Daniel Ricciardo and rookie Jean-Éric Vergne will driver next season for the team.
“Our driver line-up had been under discussion for a long time, as it is obviously a vital component of the team’s performance,” explains Team Principal Franz Tost, who added that the drivers’ performances will decide how long they remain in the team.
“Sébastien has been with us for three seasons and Jaime for two and a half. Both of them worked hard for the team, doing their very best and achieving some good results. However, Scuderia Toro Rosso’s ethos has always been that of the ‘rookie training school’ and, with over two seasons under your belt, you are no longer a rookie.
“In an ideal world, drivers would move from Scuderia Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing, but there are no vacancies with our sister team right now. It might be seen as a harsh decision, but Formula 1 is a tough environment and Toro Rosso has always been very clear about the principles behind its driver choice.”
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