Toro Rosso Strong In Quals, Ricciardo Has Another Renault Failure

Just in time for their home race, Honda added a major upgrade to their power units for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. That in turn added increased pressure for the Toro Rosso team as they said this past week that they expected to make Q3 in Saturday’s qualifying session. Honda wanted a strong on track presence in their home race at Suzuka and Toro Rosso had to deliver. They did so too. 

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Is Red Bull Right in Switching Out Kvyat for Verstappen

This morning, Red Bull Racing announced that they’ve replaced Daniil Kvyat with Max Verstappen in one of their two Formula One cars. That move isn’t too much of a shocker, but it does raise some questions. Yes, Kvyat messed up royally last weekend in the Russian Grand Prix after punting Sebastien Vettel twice in two corners on the opening lap, but does it merit being demoted. Is it fair to penalize someone so bad, that not only did he lose his ride with Red Bull, he got demoted to Red Bull’s…

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