Red Bull: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly

Albon (left) has impressed in his debut season this year while Gasly has struggled

Purple Bull will replace French driver Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon for the relaxation of the season.

Thai Albon, 23, has been promoted from the team’s sister outfit Toro Rosso, with Gasly going the diversified manner.

Gasly, 23, is sixth in the championship with 63 aspects. Group-mate Max Verstappen is third with 181.

Purple Bull teach they’re going to “exhaust the following 9 races to enjoy in thoughts Alex’s performance” and hold a “decision as to who will drive alongside Max in 2020”.

In Gasly’s closing time out in Hungary – the closing run earlier than a mid-season ruin – he finished sixth and used to be lapped by Verstappen, who finished 2d in the aid of championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Purple Bull team notable Christian Horner stated after the run: “Pierre definitely wants to bewitch some day time out in some unspecified time in the future of the ruin, judge, and bewitch the classes into the 2d fragment of the year.

“We desperately need him realising extra of the functionality of the automobile.”

The next run takes exclaim at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on 1 September.

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