Hartley, the first New Zealander to earn an F1 drive since Mike Thackwell in 1984, added: "What an fantastic feeling".
Toro Rosso team Principal Franz Tost reportedly wants to use next the race as a chance to evaluate a new driver to add to next year's roster and while Gasly remains a favourite to retain one of the team's cars, the other is now up in the air.
Because Kvyat was put on hiatus by Toro Rosso because of his poor on-track performances, you'd imagine he doesn't have much leverage: but teams are contractually obliged to run two drivers and no more than four per season.
Overwatch Halloween Terror is live, all skins revealed For anyone interested in what new Overwatch Halloween skins will be arriving, you can check out some of the leaked images below. There's 50 new cosmetics overall, on top of last year's offerings once again being available in the Halloween loot boxes .
We also reported that the list of potential one-off replacements for Gasly was vast, featuring Robert Kubica, Sergey Sirotkin, Sebastien Buemi and even Takuma Sato and Indycar champion Josef Newgarden.
The 2015 WEC champion and reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans victor was confirmed to be racing at the Circuit of The Americas next weekend with Toro Rosso, seven years after being dropped from Red Bull's junior driver program, in place of Pierre Gasly, who is tied up with duties in Super Formula at Suzuka.
Hartley was not content with sticking around the F1 paddock as a reserve driver and began racing in endurance events in 2012 - the same year he joined Mercedes as a test driver.
"Brendon is coming as the reigning 24h Le Mans victor and he's also leading the current FIA LMP1 World Endurance Championship, which he won in 2015 as well", said Tost.
"He'd have to go to formula one because that has been his main aim from his early days, and what he has been aiming for", Smith said. It's going to be a dream come true.
He subsequently became a top LMP1 sports auto driver for the works Porsche team, and was a teammate of Mark Webber's as he won the 2015 world endurance championship. "The fact that Formula 1 can look into this championship and say, "We need to choose a driver from here", I think that [shows] the level of drivers and level of teams and these programs", Bamber said.
Trump escalates feud with Corker
Even after Trump won, Corker was on the list of possibilities for Secretary of State. "So have at it", Corker told Martin. President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated and isolated as his presidency approaches the one year mark.
Bitcoin set record high of $5380
It is important to note that the valuation of Bitcoin is highly volatile and more hard to sell than traditional assets. Reports have recently emerged stating that trading in the currency could resume but with increased regulation.
Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 Edition gets launched in India
Under the hood, the smartphone is driven by a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor which is coupled with 1GB of RAM . Additionally, the smartphone comes with features like Smart Manager for automatic memory clean up and management.
What can you now order through Facebook?
Facebook's two-billion strong users get hungry, and before ordering food users will need to jump ship to another app. Right now, Facebook has partnered with a variety of restaurants.