Daniil Kvyat’s return to Toro Rosso could be a short-lived affair, with Brendon Hartley reportedly set to remain with the team for the rest of the 2017 season.
The Russian has missed the last two races after being dropped in favour of Pierre Gasly. But, after Carlos Sainz left for Renault and Gasly heads back to Japan to compete in the Super Formula finale, Kvyat finds himself back on the Formula 1 grid.
However, Gasly will return for next weekend’s grand prix in Mexico and there is said to be no guarantee that Kvyat will keep the other Toro Rosso seat for the three remaining races after the US.
Le Mans winner Hartley has been drafted in this weekend, but could extend his stay and freeze out Kvyat once again if he impresses at the Circuit of The Americas.
Toro Rosso have also yet to decide on who will form their 2018 driver line-up, but Kvyat’s outlook looks a particularly bleak one.