Verstappen set for trio of practice outings
21 August 2014 – Max Verstappen is set for practice outings with Toro Rosso at the final three rounds of the 2014 season.
In 2015, Verstappen, son of ex-Formula 1 pilot Jos, will become the youngest driver in the sport's history at just 17 years of age, having recently been confirmed as Daniil Kvyat's future team-mate at the Red Bull junior outfit.
In preparation for the move, Toro Rosso is planning a test in an old car, followed by a trio of practice sessions.
"In a few weeks we want to do a test with him – just to give him a feeling – with a three-year-old car," Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost explained to reporters, including GPUpdate.net, at Spa-Francorchamps on Thursday.
When quizzed about potential Friday practice outings, Tost said: "At the end of the season we want to do this.
"We want to give him as much time and mileage as possible in a Formula 1 car. We expect a Friday session at least from Austin onwards. So Austin, São Paulo and Abu Dhabi. Then he will do one test day after Abu Dhabi."