Daniil Kvyat is set to be dropped from Torro Rosso for the 2017 season, according to reports from This Is F1.
The 22 year old Russian has had a torrid time of late since being dropped by Red Bull in May in favour of wonderkid Max Verstappen. The demotion followed a string of collisions with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and question marks over his temperament. Despite a podium finish in China, Kyvat was shown the door by Christian Horner and co, and the youngster has failed to settle back into life at Torro Rosso, having been constantly outshone by his teammate Carlos Sainz.
The gap in progression between these two drivers is stark. Back when the pair were rivals in GP3, Kyvat finished a massive 102 points ahead of Sainz during the season. Since the Russian was demoted this year, Sainz has picked up 26 points to the Kyvat's 0; it's clear at the moment who is the better driver and who is the greater prospect within Formula One.
Kyvat is certainly good enough to find a seat amongst the sport's middle runners, but there are serious doubts over just who will take a chance on a demotivated, collision happy-young driver. Perhaps his future lies in IndyCar. Williams have been linked with a move, but again the rumour is yet to transform into anything substantial.