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Scuderia Toro Rosso says Carlos Sainz Jr. will pair with Max Verstappen in F1 next year

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia steers his car during the qualifying session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia steers his car during the qualifying session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

Scuderia Toro Rosso says 20-year-old Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will pair with Max Verstappen for the Formula One team in 2015.

Sainz, the son of former two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz, became the youngest winner of the World Series by Renault 3.5 Championship this year.

Team principal Franz Tost says "we continue the tradition of providing youngsters from the Red Bull junior driver program with their first steps in Formula 1."

Sainz Jr. tested with Toro Rosso last year.

Tost says "he really surprised me and his engineers that day, with his mature approach and his speed."

Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat drove for Toro Rosso this season.