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Red Bull sticks with Albon for 2020 season

  • Published on 12 Nov 2019 10:56
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Red Bull has confirmed that Alexander Albon will remain with the team for the 2020 season alongside Max Verstappen.

Albon joined Red Bull midway through the 2019 season, replacing Pierre Gasly who struggled to get up to speed in the senior team.

Albon is currently enduring his maiden season in F1, having made his debut for Toro Rosso in the first half of the year, scoring a best result of sixth at the German Grand Prix.

However, since joining Red Bull, the Thai-British driver has finished inside the top six at each of the seven races he has contested so far with the team. 

“I am really excited to be partnering Max again for next year and I know how fortunate I am to be given this opportunity," he said.

"I’m hugely thankful that Red Bull have put their trust in me and believed in my results since I joined the Team and for them to keep me in the car next year is a big deal.

"This year has been an incredible year for me and getting the call up to Red Bull mid-season was already a big step, so now I will use the learnings from this season and use the experience to improve and fight at the front in 2020.”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner added “Alex has performed extremely well since his debut with the team in Belgium and his results – seven finishes in the top-six – speak for themselves.

"It’s extremely hard to deny that level of consistency and in tandem with a growing reputation as a tenacious, fiercely committed racer, Alex has proved that he fully deserves to continue his progress with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.

"There is plenty of potential still to unlock and we look forward to seeing Alex alongside Max in 2020.”

Red Bull has picked up two race wins this season, both coming from Max Verstappen, who took the chequered flag in Austria and Germany.

correct decision

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  • Nov 12 2019 - 11:04

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  • correct decision

    • + 1
    • Nov 12 2019 - 11:04
  • Yes, I agree. I see greater potential in Albon with winter testing experience and so than Gasly.

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    • Nov 12 2019 - 12:25
  • JuJuHound

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    Yes !! thank you for that. I don't think Kvyat had any chances due to great performance by Albon. However Danil's crashes in last two races did not help him.
    I see no reason to keep 2nd team for Red Bull no more

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    • Nov 12 2019 - 15:37
    • 1) Toro Rosso was not just for grooming talent. Its part-bargain chip.
      2) Direct promotion to Redbull F1 will only create more Kvyats, and Gaslys.

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      • Nov 12 2019 - 19:51
    • TRH also serve as another possibility for RB to market additional products what they cannot fit on their regular car, like Red Bull Cola (bleh!) and that overpriced fashion brand what they have.

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      • Nov 13 2019 - 05:02
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    • Nov 13 2019 - 11:06
  • Brilliant decision and this should give him the confidence to go harder now - he's a really nice gut, apparently very smart too so will be interesting to see him perform in last two races now that the pressure is somewhat off.

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    • Nov 13 2019 - 19:12

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