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Verstappen set for Austin FP1 drive

Friday 22nd August 2014

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Verstappen set for Austin FP1 drive

Verstappen set for Austin FP1 drive

Max Verstappen is likely to get his first taste of official Formula 1 action at the United States Grand Prix.

The teenager was earlier this week confirmed as Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso team-mate for the 2015 season, which means he will become F1's youngest driver when he makes his race debut as a 17-year-old next year.

Verstappen only entered single-seater racing at the start of this season so he still has plenty to learn and Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says they will give him a lot of opportunities in the next few months.

"He is doing a demonstration in Rotterdam, then next week or the week after we will make his seat at Faenza, and then in a few weeks we want to do a test with him just to get him a feeling for a three-year-old car, and then we will see," Tost is quoted as saying by Autosport.

"We want to give him as much time and mileage as possible in a Formula 1 car [before 2015], and expect him to be in a Friday session at least from Austin onwards - Austin, Sao Paolo and Abu Dhabi, and then one day after [in the post-season] Abu Dhabi test."

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