Following on from speculation over the second driver s seat at Toro Rosso for 2008, it has been confirmed that Tonio Liuzzi has been ousted in favour of Champ Car champion, Sebastien Bourdais. The Frenchman will join German Sebastien Vettel at the helm of a Toro Rosso car in 2008.
“It s been a long time coming, but here we are,â€ Bourdais remarked. “I would like to thank everyone at Red Bull for believing in me and giving me this long-awaited opportunity to race on Formula 1. I must also thank Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing for letting me pursue my dream and allowing me to test for Scuderia Toro Rosso a few times this year.â€