Forget F1 veterans, the 2015 season will see some exciting up and coming youngsters take to the tracks. If you have a passion for Formula One read on for a glimpse at some of the most electrifying newcomers set to hit the F1 scene in the New Year.
This promising young Dutchman shook up the F1 scene when Toro Rosso announced that the 17 year old would replace Jean-Éric Vergne in the 2015 line-up. This makes him the youngest driver in the history of Formula One! The talented teenager is the son of former F1 champion Jos Verstappen and has previously raced at the European F3 Championship and as part of Red Bull’s junior programme. “Ever since I was seven years old Formula One has been my career goal,” reveals Verstappen Jr. Franz Tost, Toro Rosso’s team principal has high hopes for his newest team member, explaining “We consider Max to be one of the most skilled young drivers of the new generation and we believe he has the necessary maturity and mental strength to take on this challenge successfully.”
Carlos Sainz Junior
Partnering Verstappen will be supercharged Spaniard, Carlos Sainz Junior. The 20 year old was recently crowned the youngest driver in history to win the prestigious World Series by Renault title. As the son of legendary double world rally champion Carlos Sainz the youngster has incredible potential. “I am really happy to have landed the drive with Scuderia Toro Rosso,” gushes Sainz, “Ever since I have been part of Red Bull’s Young Driver Programme, this has been my aim and I want to thank Red Bull for putting their faith in me. I have had a very successful season in World Series by Renault this year and now I am looking forward to taking the step up to Formula One.” Over the next few months Sainz will be preparing to take to the cockpit and make his official debut as Spain’s youngest F1 driver.
At just 20 years old the world expects great things from this Russian F1 driver. This year he was awarded Autosport magazine’s Rookie of the Year Award due to his impressive on-track performance throughout 2014. He finished the season with eight World Championship points and will take to the F1 tracks with Red Bull in 2015. “It’s been a great year and it’s gone by so fast,” said Kvyat. “I’ve been lucky to work with some great people at Toro Rosso. My first race was very special.”
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