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Kvyat and Verstappen forced to use each other’s tyre selections in Spain // Consequences continue for Red Bull swap

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Kvyat and Verstappen forced to use each other’s tyre selections in Spain
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After the shock announcement by Red Bull that they were switching two drivers between the main team and sister team Toro Rosso, the practicalities are beginning to become apparent. One of the main issues is that both Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen will have to use each other’s tyre selections in Spain as the decisions were made such a long time ago.

Kvyat had originally wanted two of the harder compounds, with four medium and seven soft tyres, but will have to use Verstappen’s choice of one hard, six mediums and six softs, and vice versa.

There has also been some team movement, with Verstappen’s race engineer Xevi Pujolar confirming that he has left the team rather than following his driver up the grid. Pujolar tweeted: “I really enjoyed and feel really proud of the work I did with Toro Rosso. Now time to get ready for the next challenge.”

Verstappen paid tribute to his former colleague as well, and added: “I have no expectations, I just want to adapt to the car, understand it better and see what my teammate is doing because the most important thing is to score points.”