Engine Renault Races 147 Wins 1 Titles 0
Last year 8th (33pts)
It’s never been a front runner, but Red Bull’s junior team is still serving as a finishing school for the brand’s young drivers. This season’s crop is led by Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, now in his third year with the team.
He’s desperately looking for a break after losing out to Daniel Ricciardo for a Red Bull seat. Joining him is little known 19-year-old Russian Daniil Kvyat.
Cynics claim he’s been signed as there’s a Russian race this year, but he has a solid record in the junior formulae (including the 2013 GP3 Series drivers’ title) and shouldn’t be written off.
Our verdict: Toro Rosso will run in midfield, although it’s all about the intra-team battle. Kvyat faces a steep learning curve, but if he shows well against Vergne, he definitely has a future.
Last year 15th (13pts)
Twitter @JeanEricVergne Did you know? Jean-Eric started racing karts at the age of four – his father ran a track in their hometown.
Last year N/A
Twitter @Dany_Kvyat Did you know? Daniil was a surprise choice for this seat – many thought it’d be Antonio Felix da Costa.