A few days ago Christian Horner , head of the Red Bull team, said that the seat of the French Pierre Gasly was not in danger and that they did not think about making changes of pilots during the summer break. Time has gone against the phrase of Horner, whose team today announced the change of cards between Red Bull and Toro Rosso, the subsidiary of the energy brand: Gasly returns to the 'car B', place that occupied the past course, and the Thai Alexander Albon ascends next to Max Verstappen .
The decision will be effective in the next Belgian Grand Prix , and Red Bull will analyze the performance of the drivers in the second part of the World Cup to make a final decision on who will be Max's partner in the 2020 season.
Albon has achieved 16 points this season, with a sixth place in Germany as the best result, and is ranked 15th in the World Cup. Gasly, on the other hand, is the sixth driver of the classification, surpassed by the Mercedes, Ferrari and for which he was his partner until now, Verstappen. The Frenchman was fourth in Silverstone, but did not score in Germany and could only reach eighth in Hungary.
The decision surprises not only by the change, but also by the election. The other Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat , is making a sensational season, with a podium included in the crazy German race.
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