No driver moves at Toro Rosso now - Tost


Franz Tost has played down his recent comments about Daniel Ricciardo, but the hopeful Australian driver admits he is encouraged about the progress of his Formula One career.

Ricciardo still  hoping for race seat in 2012
Ricciardo still hoping for race seat in 2012

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Team boss Tost's comments in Turkey about 21-year-old Ricciardo suggested he will definitely replace either Sebastien Buemi or Jaime Alguersuari at Toro Rosso next year.

But the Austrian told at the Red Bull Ring opening: "Regarding the other drivers (Buemi and Alguersuari), nothing is up for discussion at the moment, as they are both performing well."

Ricciardo, however, said he is encouraged by Tost's admission that he will be in the race cockpit in 2012.

"I was glad to hear that Franz made that statement," he told another German website,

Nothing is up for discussion at the moment

Franz Tost

"Nothing is confirmed, but I am encouraged, of course," added Ricciardo, who won the recent Monza race of the Formula Renault 3.5 series.

"On the other hand, it is obvious that this is the plan for me. You don't want to be doing the Friday practice for two or three years," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sébastien Buemi , Daniel Ricciardo , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Toro Rosso
Tags ricciardo, toro rosso, tost