Motorsport.com's Prime content
Dropped by a junior programme that then handed him his Formula 1 debut eight years later - Brendon Hartley's story is an underdog triumph if ever there was one. The gritty nature of his fightback goes beyond his links to Red Bull.
Brendon Hartley's unexpected arrival on the Formula 1 scene with Toro Rosso was one of the great stories of the 2017 season, and his experience provides a lesson to people in all walks of life about not giving up on your dreams.
Just a few months earlier the New Zealander's future was uncertain after Porsche announced its intention to quit the World Endurance Championship. And yet at the age of 28 he's heading into the 2018 season with a full time F1 drive at STR, some eight years after being dropped from Red Bull's junior programme.
To continue reading subscribe to
Join prime and take advantage of member benefits:
- Custom news feed based on your favorite series
- Ad-free environment
- Access to the Giorgio Piola archive
- Best of F1 Racing
- Higher resolution photos
- Best of GP Gazette
Unlock the benefits of PRIME and enjoy the full range of features offered by your favorite motorsport news site.Subscribe to Motorsport.com PRIME
Already have an account? Sign in
Lauda: New airline role won't affect F1 job
Alonso’s gruelling 25-race F1/WEC schedule
About this article
|Teams||Toro Rosso Shop Now|
|Article type||Special feature|