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Hartley to replace Gasly for Toro Rosso at US GP

Hartley to replace Gasly for Toro Rosso at US GP

Hartley last tested for Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso in 2009 and has not driven an F1 vehicle since 2012, before the new generation of turbo hybrid engines.

Russian Kvyat has since returned to Toro Rosso and will partner Hartley in Texas, after Spaniard Carlos Sainz, who has scored 48 of the Red Bull second-string outfit's 52 points so far this season, left for Renault last week. Seeking a reliable second driver, they've turned to a young talent of yesteryear who never got an F1 break, New Zealand's Brendon Hartley.

Former Red Bull reserve driver Brendon Hartley is in contention to compete for Toro Rosso at next week's US Grand Prix.

"Eventually [after moving] I made some friends, like Brendon Hartley, who was racing in the same series that year so I could relate to him, he was from the same part of the world and a Red Bull driver at the time so he was someone I was trying to aspire to", Ricciardo said.

Kenny Smith, who according to the New Zealand media source Newshub is Hartley's "mentor", thinks the driver will jump at the chance to race for Toro Rosso next weekend.

The New Zealander will be a popular addition to the grid in Austin, an opportunity which would have seemed like an impossibly long shot just a few weeks ago.

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He subsequently became a top LMP1 sports vehicle driver for the works Porsche team, and was a teammate of Mark Webber's as he won the 2015 world endurance championship.

He made no bones about his surprise at such a late call-up to the Red Bull F1 family.

Hartley was not content with sticking around the F1 paddock as a reserve driver and began racing in endurance events in 2012 - the same year he joined Mercedes as a test driver.

Hartley, the Red Bull official reserve driver in 2009 and 2010, completed one test for the team in 2008 and two for Toro Rosso in 2009 before being dropped from the team's junior programme. He won at Le Mans with Porsche and also won the World Endurance Championship in 2015.

But having won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race earlier this year and on the back of some unique circumstances at Toro Rosso out of the blue this opportunity presented itself.

"We are really happy to have him back in our team. With all the racing experience accumulated over the years, we are convinced that he will do a fantastic job for us", he said.

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