Alex Albon will take Pierre Gasly’s seat at Red Bull for the 2nd half of the 2019 season, with Gasly returning to Toro Rosso.
Gasly signed up with Red Bull from Toro Rosso at the start of the year however has actually had a hard time for efficiency, scoring simply 63 points to colleague Max Verstappen’s181 Albon has actually impressed in his launching season in F1, scoring 16 points for Red Bull’s junior group Toro Rosso.
In a declaration on Monday, Red Bull verified the 2 chauffeurs would switch groups.
“Red Bull are in the unique position of having four talented Formula One drivers under contract who can be rotated between Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso,” the declaration stated. “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.”
Red Bull made a comparable modification in 2016 when it dropped Daniil Kvyat from its senior group in order to promote Verstappen, who won his very first race with the group in Spain. Expectations will be kept in check with Albon, nevertheless, as the 2019 season is his very first in F1, and he was just prepared into Toro Rosso this year at late notification.