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Brendon Hartley talks signing with Ferrari

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 11:48a.m.
Brendon Hartley was last year dropped from Toro Rosso. (Photo / Getty)

Brendon Hartley's Formula One career has bounced back, having recently signed with Ferrari. 

The Kiwi, dumped by Toro Ross after his first full season as an F1 driver, will be a development driver for 2019 working in the Ferrari simulator.

Ferrari has announced is increasing its budget this year, as the Italian team looks to finally overtake major rivals Mercedes after a decade without a title.

Hartley joins Pascal Wehrlein, Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon as simulator operators. Hartley is also signed to Porsche as a factory driver and Formula E prospect, but had a clause allowing him to remain in a F1 role.

He joined Mike Hosking to talk about the turn in his fortunes and what he hopes to get out of the new role. 

 

 

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