Red Bull cuts Junior line-up to three
18 December 2013 – The Red Bull Junior Team will be trimmed to just three drivers next season, with Carlos Sainz Jr retaining his place alongside newcomers Alex Lynn and Pierre Gasly.
Red Bull had six juniors on its books in 2013, namely, in addition to Sainz Jr, Daniil Kvyat, António Félix da Costa, Tom Blomqvist, Callan O'Keeffe and Beitske Visser. The latter three have all been axed, however, while Kvyat and da Costa both graduate to F1.
Kvyat will race with Scuderia Toro Rosso, while da Costa – who had been expected to get the drive with STR – will act as one of the test and reserve drivers for Red Bull Racing. Da Costa will also compete in the DTM - German tin-top series - with BMW.
Meanwhile, Sainz Jr and Gasly, who won the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, will race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, with Lynn switching from Formula 3 to GP3.