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AUGUST 3, 2007

Vettel confirmed for Toro Rosso for 2008

Sebastian Vettel will race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2008 as well as in the remaining races this year. As the young German has a long-standing option with Red Bull after that it means that BMW has decided to let him go. This has been dressed up as the Munich car manufacturer not wanting to get in the way of the youngster's career but must lead to questions as to whether the BMW Sauber really rated him, as it makes little sensed to invest heavily in his career as BMW has done and then let him go. Vettel did a good job for the BMW team on his debut in Indianapolis but he did not get anywhere close to the pace of Nick Heidfeld. It would have surprising if he had done, given Heidfeld's experience.

The news means that Timo Glock now moves up to the role of official reserve driver for the team.