After testing out a rotating selection of drivers for the past few race weekends, Toro Rosso have hit upon a pairing they like - the current form of Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly. The duo have been signed for 2018, with both set for their first full season in the sport.
Team principal Franz Tost said: "During this last part of the year they've shown that they're ready for Formula 1, getting to grips with the car quickly, showing good performances and always demonstrating to be prepared for the challenge. We have been truly impressed by both their steep learning curves."
Gasly added thanks to his friends, family and supporters and said: "I'm really excited and super motivated to give it my all in Abu Dhabi and the whole of next year! I just can't wait!" And Hartley was still processing the information: "It's amazing. It's very satisfying to have converted an opportunity that came as a surprise into a 2018 F1 drive, I couldn't be happier!"
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