Brendon Hartley has been chosen over Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso to partner Pierre Gasly for the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.

Hartley subbed in for Gasly, who went to contest the Super Formula championship decider at Suzuka only for it to be cancelled due to a Typhoon hitting Japan, and was unsure of his future at the Italian team having finished his F1 debut 14th at the United States Grand Prix.

Kvyat, who was called in as Carlos Sainz Jr’s replacement for the US race having been dropped in favour of Gasly since the Malaysia Grand Prix, scored a point on his F1 comeback but it hasn’t been enough to retain his race seat with Hartley being the preferred candidate for Mexico alongside Gasly.

It marks Toro Rosso's third different driver pairings in as many races, while it is also one of the least experiences partnerships with Hartley on one F1 race start and Gasly on two starts.

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