In the meantime, Toro Rosso says nothing about the departure of Brendon Hartley, except for a belated single posting by the team's social media co-ordinator. In less than 48 hours he has been converted to a non-person.
Yet today Honda issues a fulsome thankyou note from Honda's top F1 leadership, thanking Brendon for his help.
I know a little bit about Japanese business culture. This note is a public rebuke to Toro Rosso and Red Bull.
Honda are not happy about Brendon being dropped, but the way in which he was publicly converted to a non-person is not lost on a lot of people. It's actually not hard to not behave like a dick. On this occasion, Toro Rosso behaved like dicks, and I think that Honda are politely calling them on it.