Formula One: Red Bull drop Kyvat for Verstappen - team

Max Verstappen reacts after the qualifying session of the Russian Grand Prix, on April 30, 2016.
Max Verstappen reacts after the qualifying session of the Russian Grand Prix, on April 30, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Red Bull Racing have dumped Daniil Kyvat from their driver line-up for the rest of the Formula One season and replaced him with teenager Max Verstappen, the team announced Thursday.

The change comes four days after Kyvat crashed into Sebastien Vettel's Ferrari twice during the Russian Grand Prix.

Kyvat will now drop down to Verstappen's seat in Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso.