July 2, 2012 in Toro Rosso
Originally posted on The Write Formula.
Towards the end of the 2011 season, Toro Rosso were coming on in leaps and bounds and were beginning to look really competitive. Then they surprised the F1 community by sacking both drivers.
Helmut Marko, Advisor to Red Bull Racing, said that Toro Rosso was created to give young drivers a chance and that after three years of being at the team, Alguersuari and Buemi had been a sufficient amount of time to prove themselves and they had failed.
You can understand Marko’s point; like any other team, they want winning drivers. If it was another team they would probably do the same thing, it was just such a surprising decision considering Alguersuari and Buemi were beginning to look really competitive and confident and were picking up points at most races.
This wasn’t enough for Helmut Marko who wanted winners “We didn’t see in them any possibility of growth. Both are Grand Prix drivers, but for us that’s not enough. We want Grand Prix winners.” Read the rest of this entry →