Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced a last-minute switch back to Ferrari motivation for the 2016 Formula One World Championship, leaving Renault to supply just two teams next season and Maranello four.
Carlos Sainz Jr
Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz, Jr. crashed hard in a wet practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, but has since been cleared to race by the FIA's doctors.
The last few seats in the big game of musical chairs preceding the 2015 Formula One World Championship are filling up fast, with barely a handful left up for grabs. Now Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed its driver lineup for next season with the announcement that Carlos Sainz, Jr., will be driving for the team next season.
After Ferrari confirmed its signing of Sebastian Vettel and with McLaren set to announce its lineup any day now, Scuderia Toro Rosso is one of the last teams with a seat open for the 2015 Formula One World Championship. But now, even the answer to that question is coming into focus, as the team's longtime driver Jean-Éric Vergne has confirmed he's leaving.