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Red Bull Demotes Gasly, Promotes Albon

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Red Bull Racing has demoted Pierre Gasly to their sister team – Toro Rosso – for the remaining nine races of the 2019 Formula One season. Red Bull will promote Alexander Albon in Gasly’s place, to race as the teammate of Max Verstappen, beginning with the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps when racing resumes on September 1, 2019.

The official statement from Red Bull below, complete with always-important capitalization of the “T” in team…

“Alexander Albon is being promoted to the Team to drive alongside Max, while Pierre will return to the Red Bull sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso.

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.”

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