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Why did Red Bull drop Kvyat for Verstappen?

One weekend you are on the podium – one race later you have been dropped by your team.  That’s what has happened to Daniil Kvyat – the one time big hopeful for Red Bull, a potential future champion.

This has been greeted with some surprise at the swiftness of the move, most reports claiming that Dr Helmut Marko has a short fuse and is not shy to cut drivers adrift if they do not meet his expectations.

To try and understand why Kvyat has been let go so quickly in the year, let’s see if the history of Red Bull / Toro Rosso driver swaps shows us a pattern as to why they change drivers mid-season, but first let’s quickly look at the players… Read Full Post…