Sporting director Steve Nielsen leaves Toro Rosso F1 team

Steve Nielsen has left his role as sporting director at the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team

Sporting director Steve Nielsen leaves Toro Rosso F1 team

The highly-experienced Briton had worked at the Italian squad since the start of 2013, when he joined after a period at Caterham.

Nielsen has held a variety of roles at major teams during a long F1 career that has included stints at Arrows, Benetton/Renault, Tyrrell and the original Lotus operation.

Toro Rosso declined to reveal the reason for Nielsen's departure.

The team goes into 2015 with an all-new driver line-up, as rookies Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr replace Red Bull-bound Daniil Kvyat and the ousted Jean-Eric Vergne.

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