Why Red Bull really swapped drivers

At some point last week Red Bull Racing announced to the world that they would be getting rid of their Russian driver Daniil Kvyat and would be replacing him with Toro Rosso's Dutchman, Max Verstappen.

On the face of it, it looks like Red Bull are punishing Kvyat for driving into the back of Sebastian Vettel at the start of the Russian Grand Prix but the high regard with which Verstappen is held in the Formula 1 paddock is probably the true reason behind the switch.

"F1 is boring"

F1 needs to be 'quicker' and 'louder'. That was the conclusion reached by the sports big players at a meeting at Biggin Hill last week. We're clearly not talking about ground-breaking ideas here and that is probably where the biggest issue for Formula One lays at the moment.

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