Sunday, 25 August, 2019

Red Bull: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly

BREAKING Albon to replace Gasly from Spa Red Bull promotes Alex Albon - demotes Pierre Gasly!
Sidney Guerrero | 13 August, 2019, 10:57

Despite looking promising, Albon's rookie year hasn't exactly been stellar, as he's so far been out-performed by his current teammate Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso.

Albon has got himself noticed this season with strong performances. The Thai driver, who was dropped from Red Bull's young driver programme in 2012, was signed to Nissan to compete in Formula E at the time, but was able to negotiate a release from his contract to make his F1 debut with Toro Rosso in March.

Team principal Christian Horner expressed his frustration at the most recent race in Hungary in which Verstappen started on pole position and finished second to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton with Gasly only sixth.

In a statement, Red Bull said: 'The team will use the next nine races to evaluate Alex's performance in order to make an informed decision as to who will drive alongside Max in 2020'. He scored 16 points and now sits in 15th place in the driver standings.

As fate would have it, Kvyat has more points up its belt so far in 2019 but Red Bull Racing chose to promote the less experienced driver.

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Red Bull had previously claimed Gasly's seat was secure until the end of the season.

Gasly's half-season haul of 63 points compares to 181 for Verstappen and was a substantial handicap in Red Bull's battle with Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship. Gasly has not just been overshadowed by Max Verstappen at Red Bull: he has experienced a total eclipse.

Former Ipswich schoolboy Alex Albon has been given a mid-season promotion to one of Formula One's top teams.

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A statement from Red Bull Racing says - "Alexander Albon is being promoted to the Team to drive alongside Max, while Pierre will return to the Red Bull sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso".

'Everyone at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing looks forward to welcoming Alex to the team and supporting him during the next phase of his F1 career'.

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