(Motorsport-Total.com) – Steep climb for Alexander Albon: In March he completed the 620 – Yearlings his first Formula 1 race ever, not half a year later, he was promoted by Toro Rosso to Red Bull . But his change does not come without risk. In our video we analyze why Red Bull decided to replace Pierre Gasly with the “high flyer” (quote Helmut Marko).
In addition, we look at the opportunities and risks for all parties involved as a result of the new situation at Red Bull and Toro Rosso. Albon himself describes the opportunity to drive for the A team of bulls as “unreal” and explains in the direction of Red Bull: “I can not thank you enough that you believe in me and makes it possible.”
Why Red Bull replaced Gasly with Albon
At first glance, the decision to replace Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon is surprising. But Red Bull pursues a clear pla Further Formula 1 videos
“It's a big jump into the cold water, but I'm wearing my swimming trunks”, he jokes and adds: “Thanks to everyone at Toro Rosso, especially Franz Tost, for this huge opportunity in Formula 1 and the permanent support during my first year. ” His complete focus is now on the first race for his new team in Spa.
By the way: The rookie himself does not rate his first half of the season as above average. On demand, he explains that he would give himself only seven out of ten points. Even before the race in Budapest, he also stated that he is currently not thinking about a Red Bull cockpit and initially his place at Toro Rosso for 2020
Finally everything went a little faster than expected.