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Red Bull's promising class of 2009

Of the five young men who were shooting for the moon back in 2009, three are racing among the stars today.

Carlos Sainz Jr, Brendon Hartley, Jean-Eric Vergne, Daniil Kvyat et Daniel Ricciardo all reached the pinnacle of motorsport, but obviously with varying degrees of success.

Both Vergne and Kvyat have departed the F1 ranks, although the latter hopes to keep his career in gear for 2018.

It was a proud-looking group of juniors, and one which Red Bull never really replaced, leaving a lull in the energy drink company's talent pool.

The last Red Bull driver to graduate to F1 was Pierre Gasly. Is there anyone behind?