Toro Rosso have announced that Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly will race for the team in 2020.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of Red Bull’s announcement that Alex Albon’s move is now permanent, leaving Toro Rosso to retain their current driver pairing of now Red Bull rejects.
Team Principal, Franz Tost has spoken of the decision to retain Gasly and Kvyat, saying: “I’m delighted to retain Daniil and Pierre for next season.
“Both drivers have shown really good performances this season and they have proven in their years in F1 to be very competitive, able to exploit the car’s potential and give valuable feedback to make improvements.”
Gasly commented on his decision to stay with the team and said: “”I’m really happy to continue with the team for 2020 and I’m sure we have exciting challenges ahead of us,”
Kvyat meanwhile is keen to deliver another “strong season” and is happy with his performance at Toro Rosso, saying: “We’ve achieved great things together, like our podium this year in Germany, so I hope to deliver a very strong season again for this team next year.
The retainment of Kvyat and Gasly at Toro Rosso means that there is now just one vacant seat on the grid to fill, down at Williams who are expected to announce Nicholas Latifi as Robert Kubica’s replacement post season.