The furore surrounding Max Verstappen's age and suitability for Formula 1 has provoked strong criticism of Red Bull, and prompted governing body the FIA to comprehensively review the criteria it uses to award superlicences to drivers.
This hullabaloo has meant F1 sophomore Daniil Kvyat's promotion from Toro Rosso, to replace Ferrari-bound Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull, has slipped largely under the radar of those whose mouths froth at the prospect of ever-younger drivers filling up the F1 grid.
Kvyat has only been racing cars for five years, and F1 cars for just a single season. That makes him a relative veteran compared to Verstappen. But for those who reckon there is no shortcut to experience (or substitute for it), lining up 20-year-old Russian Kvyat alongside emerging superstar Daniel Ricciardo at one of the most successful teams on the current grid surely represents a risk.