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Tost: 'No crisis' with Red Bull's junior driver programme

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has denied suggestions that Red Bull's famous driver development programme has run out of steam. "It is nonsense that the Red Bull Young Driver Programme is in crisis,” Tost told Motorsport.com this week. “Dr Helmut Marko does a fantastic job and we have good drivers." The system has been hugely successful over the years in finding new drivers and nurturing their careers all the way to Formula 1. Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen are both graduates of the programme. But Dr Marko has also been notoriously hard-nosed with ditching drivers including Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Jean-Éric Vergne that didn't live up to his...
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