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Red Bull: Albon is better than Kvyat

Red Bull: Albon is better than Kvyat

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Red Bull: Albon is better than Kvyat

Red Bull: Albon is better than Kvyat

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes that Alexander Albon is a better driver than Daniil Kvyat, as he attempts to vindicate the team’s decision to have the former replace Pierre Gasly.

Gasly was promoted to Red Bull from Toro Rosso ahead of the 2019 season, but his performances alongside Max Verstappen have left a lot to be desired, with him regularly constantly outperformed by the prolific Dutchman despite the duo having the same car.

Red Bull initially stressed that his place was safe, with Marko himself defending his driver’s position. Albon and Kvyat were the two men tipped to potentially come in as replacements, with Albon eventually being chosen.

Marko has provided reasoning for the decision.

“I think Albon is better,” the Red Bull boss said to Autosport Web with regards to the two candidates.

“We know how fast Kvyat is, we can say that he has become a more complete driver. However, based on all factors, we chose Alex.”

Marko assured that Albon’s new deal with Red Bull is only until the end of the season, but is hopeful the 23-year-old can continue to impress like he has been all season.

“I am optimistic,” he continued.

“To be honest it was unexpected that he showed such a good performance in his first year.

“Moreover, he has made steady progress from race to race. Alex’s contract only covers the remaining nine races of this year.

“No one has yet decided who will be Max’s team-mate next year so Alex should be able to grow and race without feeling any extra pressure.”

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