Steve Nielsen is expected to be announced as Toro Rosso's new sporting director

Caterham’s former sporting director Steve Nielsen will join Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2013 Formula 1 season, possibly as early as the opening pre-season test at Jerez next month.

The highly-experienced Briton quit his post at Caterham barely a year into his contract, having previously worked for the likes of Team Lotus, Tyrrell, Honda, Arrows and Benetton/Renault.

As we reported on his announcement last month, it had been expected he would move to Mercedes and work under former boss Bob Bell, who serves as the Brackley-based team’s overall technical lead.

Instead, he is set to join Toro Rosso, with the Italian team expected to make a formal announcement in the coming days.

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