Red Bull explain Albon call over Kvyat

A week ago, news came through that the Frenchman had been demoted back to Toro Rosso following a tough 12 races which had only seen Gasly beat teammate Max Verstappen once.

“I am optimistic that Albon is at the right level. Frankly, it came somewhat unexpectedly that he would perform well in his first year.” said Marko.

“In addition, he makes convincing strides with every race,”

“Since Alex’s contract only covers the last nine races and nothing has been decided yet about who will be Max’s teammate next year; Alex could race and grow without feeling extra pressure.”

Red Bull chief stated: “I think Albon is better. We know the speed of Kvyat, we can say that he has become a more complete driver, however, based on all factors, we chose Alex.”

“Pierre until this year was fast, and there was no hesitation in overtaking during the race, however, the original speed has not come out at all this year.”