Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko admitted that the invitation of Brendon Hartley was an unusual decision.
The new Zealander was excluded from the support programme of the Austrian group in 2010, but now, grown up and achieved success in the WEC, he got a second chance, making his debut in the Toro Rosso at the end of season 2017.
“I can only say that Red Bull has always been its unique approach. Why not take an adult beginner? – said Marco in an interview with the official Formula 1 website. The support program was not juniors, ready to debut, and we began to look around.
Actually, Brandon looks for 20 years, so maybe we’ll even be able to sell it under the guise of the young racer! (laughs)
But Yes, this is not an ordinary history, and we are very happy.”
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