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F1: Toro Rosso to Red Bull, the most successful driver transfers, Gasly next?

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490   //    21 Aug 2018, 04:02 IST

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Sebastian Vettel during his Toro Rosso days.

It's one of the most famous advertising slogans in the world, that Red Bull "gives you wings".

And the Formula One team that bears the energy drink giant's name has certainly given flight to its fair share of careers in the sport.

Pierre Gasly is the latest driver to be plucked from junior team Toro Rosso and given his chance at the front of the grid, having been confirmed as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement from 2019 on Monday.

But what became of the other men who trod the same path? You might have heard of a few of them!

Joining @redbullracing in 2019! Super exciting with the coming challenges!! #FullGas pic.twitter.com/bNeVSKbbxE
— Pierre Gasly (@PierreGASLY) August 20, 2018

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SEBASTIAN VETTEL


Italian Formula One Grand Prix: Race
Vettel wins for Toro Rosso at Monza - Italian GP

Sebastian Vettel joined Toro Rosso during the team's second season in F1 and put on an excellent display to finish fourth in just his sixth race at the Chinese Grand Prix, having started down in 17th. A race victory - Toro Rosso's only win to date - followed in Italy the following season, as Vettel finished ahead of both Red Bull drivers in the drivers' championship. The German was a ready-made replacement for David Coulthard when the Scot retired at the end of the 2008 season and his arrival marked the beginning of a period of dominance for Red Bull. Vettel finished second to Jenson Button in the 2009 championship but went on to win the next four drivers' titles in a row. A disappointing 2014 would be Vettel's final season with the team before leaving for Ferrari, but his success was all the evidence Red Bull needed that the policy of promoting from within was one that could bring great reward.


 

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