By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko slammed rumors suggesting Daniil Kvyat will be replace by GP2 driver Pierre Gasly at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Kvyat has endured a rough season that has seen him demoted from the senior Red Bull Racing team to Toro Rosso back in May, in favor of Max Verstappen. Having struggled for the majority of races since, speculation began that his days in Formula 1 are coming to a close, with Gasly favored as the replacement.
“It’s absolute rubbish,” Marko said.
“Kvyat will have his chance to recover and we won’t make any decisions before mid-October as to who will have the seat next year at Toro Rosso.”
The 22-year-old Russian struggled at Monza, having received damage in Turn 1 before retiring on lap 36.
Kvyat had a chance to address the rumors himself on the Italian Grand Prix possibly being his last race.
“I don’t give a…well, you know what I mean,” Kvyat said. “I don’t really care about these rumors. Whatever. I am just doing my job at the moment and whatever they will decide, they will decide.”
Kvyat has scored 23 points and sits 14th in the championship standings, but has only scored two points (one at Spain, one at Silverstone) since moving to Toro Rosso.