FAENZA, Italy – Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed that drivers Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will both return to the team for the upcoming Formula One season.
“I’m delighted to retain Pierre and Daniil for next season,” said Team Principal Franz Tost. “Both drivers have shown really good performances this season and they have proven in their years in F-1 to be very competitive, able to exploit the car’s potential and give valuable feedback to make improvements. This young but experienced duo, combined with hopefully a competitive car, will be the best factors to achieve a very successful season in 2020 and I’m looking forward to this extended cooperation.”
Kvyat will returns to the team for another season of competition after a competitive year, which has seen the young Russian earn 34 championship points as well as Toro Rosso’s second podium with a third-place result at Germany’s Hockenheimring.
“It’s great to be confirmed with the team for 2020. I’m really happy because I feel very comfortable with everyone here, I know the team and they know me very well, so it’s easy to understand everyone’s needs,” said Kvyat. “We’ve achieved great things together, like our podium this year in Germany, so I hope to deliver a very strong season again for this team next year. I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue in Formula One and I will give it my all to show the best possible performances next year. I’m really looking forward to more exciting times together.”
Gasly returned to Toro Rosso midway through the 2019 season after starting the year with the Red Bull squad. Since then he has finished in the points four times. He currently has 77 championship points.
“I’m really happy to continue with the team for 2020 and I’m sure we have exciting challenges ahead of us,” said Gasly. “Toro Rosso has always given me the best chances to perform every season and I’m super motivated and dedicated to repaying them with the best results possible next year. Toro Rosso has been improving year after year and it’s great to be a part of the journey. I’m very excited to see what we can achieve together in 2020.”