Team boss Red Bull: ‘Albon will stay or sit on the couch for a year’

“I do not think he is in the plans of Franz Tost (team principal AlphaTauri, ed.) For next year,” said Horner. “The bottom line is that for Alex the seat at Red Bull is left on the bench for a year. He has two more weekends to prove that he is absolutely the right man next to Max Verstappen next year. We give him all the support to achieve that goal. ”

Albon has a long-term contract, according to Horner. Should he lose his seat, he will presumably act as a test / reserve driver. Pierre Gasly has already been confirmed for next season with sister team AlphaTauri. CEO Helmut Marko previously hinted that Yuki Tsunoda will become his teammate. The Japanese then becomes the replacement for Daniil Kvyat. Japanese Tsunoda claimed pole position on Friday for Saturday’s feature race in Formula 2. At a strong weekend, he assures himself of the super license, say the driver’s license to be able to drive in Formula 1.

Should Red Bull choose to replace Albon after the season, Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez are the candidates to succeed him.

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