Gasly was drafted into the primary Red Bull squad to replace Daniel Ricciardo in 2019 after impressing Toro Rosso in his first full F1 season with Toro Rosso the year before. However, the Frenchman fought hard with Max Verstappen scored in the first half of the season 63 points and no podium for the 181 points and two victories of the Dutchman.
Red Bull, who claimed Gasly's seat was secured by the end of the season, is now promoting Albon alongside Verstappen, with the Anglo-Thai racer exceeding expectations on his debut with Toro Rosso in 201
"Red Bull is in a unique position to have four talented Formula One drivers under contract that can be shot between the [senior Red Bull] team and Toro Rosso," was the statement of the energy drink giants.
"The team will use the next nine races to evaluate Alex's performance to make an informed decision on who will drive alongside Max in 2020."
Red Bull also confirmed that Gasly will return to Toro Rosso, where he will partner with Daniil Kvyat.
Kvyat, who relegated to Toro Rosso three years ago in the middle of the Red Bull season to make room for Verstappen, scored Toro Rosso's first podium since 2008 at the German Grand Prix in changeable weather last month. He has collected 27 points for the 16th by rookie Albon.
Pierre Gasly, Red Bull Racing RB15, leads Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14
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