Brendon Hartley says that his experience in motorsport helped him cope with his busy racing schedule in 2017. The Kiwi raced at eight events in eight weeks towards the end of the season after he added Formula 1 to his list.

The 28-year-old was brought in by Torro Rosso at the US GP as a replacement for Pierre Gasly, who ventured off to contest at the Super Formula finale. With Gasly’s return, Daniil Kvyat was officially dropped from the Red Bull programme, with Hartley occupying his seat for the rest of the season.

The Red Bull junior team then confirmed that Gasly and Hartley would form its line-up for 2017.

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