Toro Rosso has confirmed that Daniil Kvyat will replace Daniel Ricciardo next season. The 19-year-old Russian will partner Jean-Eric Vergne, who will be in his third year with the team.
Button Intending To Stay At McLaren
Jenson Button says he doesn’t have any plans to look elsewhere, despite not yet having a firm McLaren contract for 2014.
The team has an option on the former champion, but is believed to have not yet taken it up.
Daniel Ricciardo will join Red Bull from next season, stepping up from sister team Toro Rosso in a move that ends weeks of speculation about who will replace Mark Webber.
Ricciardo is replacing fellow Australian driver Webber and linking up with three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Webber, who has had a tense relationship with Vettel, is quitting F1 at the end of the season to race sports cars for German manufacturer Porsche.
Red Bull says the 24-year-old Ricciardo has signed a multi-year agreement.
Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed reports he would be a tight squeeze at the wheel of Red Bull’s 2014 car.
We reported on Thursday that the Australian, the hot favorite to replace his countryman Mark Webber at the world champion team, hit a snag this week when he had a seat-fitting in the cockpit of the 2014-spec RB10.
Daniel Ricciardo insisted Thursday that he has not been told that he has Mark Webber’s Red Bull drive for next season – despite the consensus in the paddock being that the young Australian has gotten the nod.
However, the Toro Rosso driver’s body language definitely suggested that he’s expecting some good news, and even by his usual standards, he had a big smile on his face at Spa-Francorchamps.
“I don’t, honestly, follow too much of the media hype – sorry guys,” he said. “I’m on Twitter, so you see a few comments on Twitter. People write to me asking things, so then I become aware of maybe a few things that are going on. As far as I know, they could have happened, they could have not; it could just be one person starting a story.