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In a surprising twist, Red Bull has swapped Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen with Danill Kvyat at Red Bull Racing with effect from the Spanish Grand Prix.
“Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent,” said Red Bull boss Christian Horner.
“His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing.
“We are in the unique position to have all four drivers across Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso under long term contracts with Red Bull, so we have the flexibility to move them between the two teams.
“Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential.”
The demotion is due to a recent run of incidents. Kvyat collided with Sebastian Vettel twice at the start of the Russian GP last weekend. The second contact resulting in the Ferrari ending up in the wall and retirement. In Kvyat’s defense, he was caught off guard by the slowing Ferrari.
With the chances that Verstappen was to be promoted to Red Bull Racing next year high, this is seen as good time to evaluate the young driver at a time when mistakes will be less costly.