Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said that the team will continue to invest in young drivers for the future. Red Bull’s junior programme has produced the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.
However, it now finds itself in a position where there is no driver available to make the jump into its junior Formula 1 team, Toro Rosso. Earlier this year, the energy drink-backed squad brought in Brendon Hartley to partner Pierre Gasly. Hartley was Red Bull and Toro Rosso’s test and reserve driver in 2010, and has signed a contract to race at Toro Rosso full-time in 2017.