Alexander Albon is Max Verstappen's new teammate in the second half of the season. Red Bull Racing puts Pierre Gasly back to Toro Rosso.

The Austrian team announced this on Monday. Gasly had a difficult year with Red Bull, during which he did not come close to the performance of Verstappen.

The 23-year-old Thai Albon is busy with his first season in Formula 1. He has grabbed sixteen points, with which he is fifteenth in the World Cup position.

"Red Bull is in the unique position to have four talented drivers under contract, who can be rotated between both teams," writes Red Bull on his website.

"We will assess Alexander's performance over the next nine races and then make a decision as to who will ride alongside Verstappen in 2020."