“Surprise” replacement talk made Hartley change

The New Zealander was handed a full Toro Rosso campaign for this year after being recalled to single-seaters by Red Bull in late-2017. However, an early run of difficult results, combined with teammate Pierre Gasly grabbing a shock fourth in Bahrain, triggered intense speculation Hartley may be replaced. Hartley told Motorsport.com: “I actually feel much stronger than I did at the start of ... ... Keep reading