Daniil Kvyat had been demoted by Red Bull after his tragic Russian Grand Prix and replaced him with Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen.
Kvyat had a difficult start to the Formula One season alongside Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull. He crashed into Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel twice within two corners at Russian grand prix and thus dropped to junior team Toro Rosso.
But it was highly condemnable as to why a driver who just two races ago was on the podium had been replaced. Jenson Button has also tweeted to his 2.5 million followers regarding the bad decision:
Really? one bad race and Kyvat’s dropped, what about the podium in the previous race? #Shortmemories https://t.co/8YDBZPDP3v
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) May 5, 2016
Daniil Kvyat had been replaced by a young talent Max Verstappen who last year became the youngest driver in the history of F1 at the age of 17. Red Bull has confirmed the news of the replacement on Thursday morning.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner described the Dutch driver as “an outstanding young talent” and said he was “pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing”.