Toro Rosso linked with KFC livery change

Ride buyer Sean Gelael
Ride buyer Sean Gelael but his test times in Hungary Tuesday were respectable

(GMM) Toro Rosso could get another color change for 2018.

The speculation comes after Sean Gelael got his next F1 test with the Red Bull junior team in Hungary.

Not too long ago, the Indonesian driver's father Ricardo was linked with a buyout of the now-defunct Manor team.

Gelael runs the Jangonya Ayam company, which is the Indonesian branch of global fast food giant KFC.

Now in the post-grand prix test in Hungary, Sean Gelael appears to have impressed Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost.

The livery on his GP2 car should give some hint as to what the Toro Rosso livery could change to
The livery on his F3 car should give some hint as to what the Toro Rosso livery could change to
James Gasperotti/JGP Images/Jagonya Ayam with Carlin

"His performance was very good and he did not stop improving on every lap," he is quoted by El Confidencial.

"Comparing him with Kvyat and Sainz, he was very good in braking, attacking the curbs and in slow corners.

"If he continues like this he will come to F1 with success," Tost added.

El Confidencial, a Spanish newspaper, wondered: "Will Toro Rosso paint their cars like KFC?"

But Roger Benoit, a veteran F1 correspondent, wrote in Blick newspaper: "Gelael is supported by Kentucky Fried Chicken millions at home, but his F1 chances are rather low."

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