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Following the announcement that Jolyon Palmer will be replaced by Carlos Sainz at Renault after Japan, Toro Rosso have now confirmed their line-up for the rest of the season.
Although Pierre Gasly considers Daniil Kvyat a friend, he won’t be calling to offer commiserations over his lost Toro Rosso drive as that would make it “more painful” for him.
Romain Grosjean has told Daniil Kvyat and Jolyon Palmer that there is “still life when Formula 1 stops” and urged them to keep believing in their dreams.
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has suggested Daniil Kvyat may not return to the car in Austin, Texas if replacement Pierre Gasly impresses over the next two races.
Although Pierre Gasly feels sorry for Daniil Kvyat, the driver he is replacing for the next two races, he says that is how F1 “works.”