quote:McLaren have rejected an approach for their reserve driver Lando Norris to race for Toro Rosso this season.
Red Bull had wanted the Englishman, 18, who races in Formula 2, to replace New Zealander Brendon Hartley in their junior team for the rest of this year.
But McLaren preferred to keep Norris on his current trajectory.
A McLaren spokesman said: "We are not surprised that other teams approach our drivers. They clearly believe they are as talented as we do."
Toro Rosso refused to comment.
Norris, who is currently leading the F2 championship, is one of the brightest rising stars in motorsport and could potentially be promoted to a McLaren race seat in 2019.
However, the team will be looking to resolve the future of their lead driver, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, before making any further decisions.
The 36-year-old Spaniard has not yet decided whether to remain in Formula 1 next season.
Although there are potentially open seats at all three leading teams in F1 - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull - none are believed to be interested in signing Alonso, even though he is still regarded as one of the very best drivers on the grid.
Alonso has set as his target to win motorsport's so-called 'triple crown' of the Monaco Grand Prix, which he has already won twice, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Indianapolis 500.
McLaren are assessing whether to set up an Indycar team and one possibility is that Alonso could either do a full programme in the US-based series next year, or dovetail an F1 season with a second attempt at the Indy 500.
Alonso raced at Indy with McLaren in 2017 and was contending for victory until suffering an engine failure in the closing stages.
If Alonso stays in F1, there is a very real possibility Norris could be promoted as his team-mate in 2019.
However, McLaren also have to resolve the future of their other race driver this year, Stoffel Vandoorne.
The Belgian has struggled to match Alonso since becoming his team-mate last year but is regarded as highly talented and will be given more time this season to prove himself.
McLaren have brought in former Indycar driver Gil De Ferran as a roving adviser, and one of the Brazilian's responsibilities is to help in the development of the team's young drivers.
De Ferran is attending grands prix for McLaren and has been charged with offering advice or opinion on any subject he considers might be worthwhile.
The team have had a disappointing start to the season, in the context of their ambition to race with Red Bull following their switch to the same Renault engine.
In fact, although their championship position is much improved over last year, when they finished second last, the car has proved to be about 1.5 seconds a lap slower than the Red Bull.
This has led to major ructions within McLaren, who have split with chief technical officer Tim Goss, and are restructuring their technical department having realised they have fallen a long way behind the best teams in design capability.
Hartley, a two-time world endurance champion, is in his first full season in F1 having made a debut in the closing stages of last season after Spaniard Carlos Sainz moved to Renault and Red Bull dropped Russian Daniil Kvyat.
However, Red Bull have grown frustrated by a series of mistakes by the New Zealander and his future in the team is in doubt.
Alsof ze op het Amerikaanse continent het verschil tussen Maranello en Monaco wetenquote:Op woensdag 6 juni 2018 13:55 schreef AMDB het volgende:
Ferrari marketing was ook weer lekker wakker.
ik kijk toch wel uit naar STR VS Mclarenquote:Op woensdag 6 juni 2018 13:57 schreef BroesWillems het volgende:
Hier hebben ze het over 27pk.
Ze zijn er wel mee bezigquote:
Bij Markelov moet ik vooral aan deze actie denken:quote:
Hij doet het erg goed dit seizoen, ik volg vooral de races. Ken de rijders niet heel goed, weet dan ook niet zozeer of de auto net zoveel verschil maakt als dat in de f1 het geval is. Natuurlijk is er meer standaard en zullen de gaten altijd wat kleiner zijn. Maar ik heb niet het idee dat de vries met prema nu de beste auto heeft zoals dat eerder wel zo leek (maar ook dat kan aan de rijders liggen)quote:Op woensdag 6 juni 2018 21:08 schreef JayHovah het volgende:
Bij Markelov moet ik vooral aan deze actie denken:
Van die drie is Giovinazzi denk ik de beste. Rosenqvist vind ik een beetje tegenvallen in de Formule E en Markelov rijdt al veel te lang rond in de GP2/Formule 2.quote:
Updates kunnen mapping zijn, maar zoals nu steken ze gewoon een nieuwe. (Genoeg races gehad om de volgende erin te lepelen)quote: