Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month.
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Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.
Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso.
Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.
F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”.
Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.
At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam.
Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.
With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend.
Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.
The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014.
Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.
1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”.
“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”
Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.