Doornbos to replace Speed at Toro Rosso?

Mon, 23 October 2006, 06:26

Red Bull could be on the verge of making a last-minute change to its formula one driver lineup for 2007.

Although Mark Webber and David Coulthard are securely contracted to race for the Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing next year, the situation at sister squad Toro Rosso is reportedly not as assured.

It is rumoured that Robert Doornbos, whose three race tenure at Red Bull ended with Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix, might be in the running for a seat at the jointly Gerhard Berger and Dietrich Mateschitz-owned Italian ‘STR’ team for 2007.

The Dutchman’s manager, Marco Zecchi, is apparently already in discussions with Toro Rosso chiefs, despite previous suggestions that the Faenza based team’s line-up for 2007 would remain the same.

Scott Speed’s is the seat that is reportedly up for grabs, with Berger thought to be concerned about the American rookie’s inconsistency and attracted by the raft of sponsor dollars that Doornbos could bring in.


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