Toro Rosso

Red Bull have officially run out of patience with Pierre Gasly, and have initiated a swap. However, in an unprecedented move, Thai driver Alex Albon will be promoted alongside Max Verstappen. In the meantime, Pierre Gasly will return to the Red Bull sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso to partner Daniil Kvyat.

According to a statement from the team, “Red Bull are in the unique position of having four talented Formula One drivers under contract who can be rotated between the Team and Toro Rosso. The Team will use the next nine races to evaluate Alex’s performance in order to make an informed decision as to who will drive alongside Max in 2020.”

“Everyone at the Team looks forward to welcoming Alex and supporting him during the next phase of his F1 career.”

Naturally, fans were stunned at the revelation and flooded social media immediately to congratulate Alex Albon.