Why Red Bull has dropped Gasly for Albon in F1

Red Bull caused a shock in the Formula 1 summer break by announcing it has dropped Pierre Gasly back to Toro Rosso, replacing him with rookie Alexander Albon - just over a week after the team said Gasly's drive was safe until the end of the year. Scott Mitchell explains why Red Bull felt the time was right to make the change, why it chose Albon over the more experienced Daniil Kvyat, and what it means for Red Bull's second seat alongside Max Verstappen for 2020


  1. Ryota 747400

    Ryota 747400

    11 dagen geleden

    Gasly needs honda sensing

  2. Anthony Chen

    Anthony Chen

    26 dagen geleden

    yet Gasly still gets podium first me after Brazil 2019

  3. Anthony Chen

    Anthony Chen

    26 dagen geleden

    yet Gasly still gets podium first me after Brazil 2019

  4. lekkerPapFlappie


    27 dagen geleden

    They need to give their second drivers a chance and stop kissing Max his ass as much. Forced Ricciardo out as well.

  5. Angel Mbfan

    Angel Mbfan

    27 dagen geleden

    gasly p2 p2 its helmut carrer over n rosberg

  6. 11827 2711

    11827 2711

    3 maanden geleden

    Want lando Norris to move to redbull

  7. Robbin van

    Robbin van

    3 maanden geleden

    Red Bull caused a shock in the Formula 1 summer break by announcing it has dropped Pierre Gasly back to Toro Rosso omfg such a big shock... its not like every fucking body expected it??????

  8. Robert Emerson

    Robert Emerson

    3 maanden geleden

    It's not like these young drivers aren't under enough pressure and then RedBull expects immediate perfection from them. I don't believe in that kind of management because it's too easy to fail thinking you're going to lose your job after every mistake, which even the veterans make. Not to mention that you can never even trust them when they announce "he's our guy the rest of the year" and let you go a week later. Who the hell would want to work for any company like that?! Build your guy's confidence and show him you support him and he'll prove himself.

  9. Nirutt Sibutda

    Nirutt Sibutda

    3 maanden geleden

    Think of the marketing side of things too, I’m pretty sure Red Bull or in Thailand (Gating Deang) is pretty popular in Southeast Asian counties too, not to forget he’s the only driver from there would make more revenue for Red Bull. Especially in Vietnam.

  10. Demerrill Spencer

    Demerrill Spencer

    3 maanden geleden


  11. Mads Bulow

    Mads Bulow

    3 maanden geleden

    K mag would be great alongside max

  12. Vineeth Bellan

    Vineeth Bellan

    3 maanden geleden

    Would like to see Vettel along with Max.

  13. soager009 69

    soager009 69

    3 maanden geleden

    Albon has cursed Verstappen!

  14. Aaron Dela Concepcion

    Aaron Dela Concepcion

    3 maanden geleden

    Ocon to redbull anyone? Hehe

  15. ayebrahletsksate


    3 maanden geleden

    I love how y’all were hating on Albon but turned out he’s a beast.

  16. ayebrahletsksate


    3 maanden geleden

    Gasly is straight trashhhh lmao. Like why is he even a f1 driver.

  17. andrew whiteman

    andrew whiteman

    3 maanden geleden

    Albon did great at spa and the move on sergio STRONG.

  18. Ryan Priestnall

    Ryan Priestnall

    3 maanden geleden

    These guys have so much pressure on them, driving 200mph whilst sitting about a foot off the ground with their lives at risk... on top of all that you get dropped for being 0.5 seconds slower than your teammate. Insane.

  19. FunGamers


    3 maanden geleden

    So the last race 'Spa' Albon is already better than Gasly, 5th place

  20. sigit prasetyo

    sigit prasetyo

    3 maanden geleden

    Albon prove he deserve for that seat..

  21. Sam Lewin

    Sam Lewin

    3 maanden geleden

    Of course they think verstappen is the best driver in f1 THEY DRIVE FOR HIM IT'S LIKE SAYING FERRARI THINK LECLERC OR VETTEL ARE THE BEST DRIVERS IN F1

  22. Super gamer 555555555

    Super gamer 555555555

    3 maanden geleden

    People : bruh albon will suck Albon : Hold my fifth position

  23. luuk boekhoud

    luuk boekhoud

    3 maanden geleden

    Because he is shit, next video

  24. Michael Brown

    Michael Brown

    3 maanden geleden

    If Albon doesn't cut it, there's only one choice - Fernando Alonso.

  25. stevejh69


    3 maanden geleden

    It was because Gasly was just not good enough.

  26. Kukjing Takuk

    Kukjing Takuk

    3 maanden geleden

    Bottas to Redbull in 2020 😝

  27. Tareek


    3 maanden geleden

    daniel ricardo where you at ?

  28. Jack Dowse

    Jack Dowse

    3 maanden geleden

    Made the right call, and they’ll go with Kvyat for next year. As you say, the remaining of this year gives them a good chance to get some important data in Albon and see if he’s good enough to step up. But in the end I think they’ll play it safe(safer) and choose Kvyat for next year and pre season testing. as he has matured and will be able to compete for podiums, without beating verstappen on a regular basis - perfect number 2 driver

  29. The Tigeroza

    The Tigeroza

    3 maanden geleden

    So that’s how F1 world works huh Albon finished 3rd last year and he’ll actually drive the best car of all the rookies this year while Russell finished 1st and he’ll drive the worst car on the grid ... I think Norris was actually the most lucky one there because Albon has a lot of pressure on his shoulders now and Russell has a rubbish car

  30. mtiller2006


    3 maanden geleden

    I've got mixed emotions about this, though I'm generally not surprised about the Gasly demotion. I figured that would happen, considering Gasly's underperformance. I mean it is true he has sixth place with a few top 10 finishes, but he has been lapped a few times by Max Verstappen, who has performed far better than Gasly. My guess is his quick jump to Red Bull after Ricciardo left for Renault was too quick for him and he was not accustomed or ready yet to tackle the more superior car of the Red Bull team. It makes sense to give Albon a shot to see if he can handle the Red Bull car, but let's not forget people: Gasly has done well with the Toro Rosso. I'm not 100% sure what will happen at this point, but when the season resumes next week, I'll be watching the Red Bulls and the Toro Rossos closely

  31. Benj


    3 maanden geleden

    stupid videos with not a single interesting video clip from a race of gasly or another driver

  32. Willy Karanja

    Willy Karanja

    3 maanden geleden

    bring back R. Riccado he was a match for Hamilton leave alone Verstappen

  33. James Walker

    James Walker

    3 maanden geleden

    Redbull taking the biggest chance of there life!Albom as more pressure so there for will find it hard to match his team mate.He will make big mistakes like any other driver. I ask who's fault will it be if he fails to prosper? I think redbull are crazy changing driver halfway through the doesn't just put pressure on the puts pressure on max stap..we wait and see what happens!Good luck to Alborn..hope he does him self proud.and prove he is the right choice for the job....

  34. Itz Vxen

    Itz Vxen

    3 maanden geleden

    Well considering albon was more likely to win the championship in a toro Rosso compared to Gasly in a red bull even tho the car is fitted to Verstappens skills

  35. Ash Dyer

    Ash Dyer

    3 maanden geleden

    Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz was inspired by an existing energy drink named Krating Daeng, which was first introduced and sold in Thailand by Chaleo Yoovidhya. He took this idea, modified the ingredients to suit the tastes of Westerners,[6] and, in partnership with Chaleo, founded Red Bull GmbH in 1987 in Chakkapong, Thailand. In Thai, daeng means red, and a krating (known in English as a gaur or Indian bison) is a large species of wild bovine native to South Asia. Yoovidhya's heirs own majority stakes in both brands, and they both use the same red bull on yellow sun logo while continuing to market the separate drinks to the respective Thai and Western markets

  36. Taslim Ahmed

    Taslim Ahmed

    3 maanden geleden

    i think Mr. Horner can really handle genius like Alonso as he shown with MAX. and in many others. Come on RB- you can fix the relation between Alonso and Honda. I wish all F1 fans will agree on this. Please RB. & why not?

  37. Stefan Kurcubic

    Stefan Kurcubic

    3 maanden geleden

    Well, Gasly is a teammate to one of the best drivers right now and one that can be on pair with Hamilton in the future. And if he gets a chance to drive for the best teams, maybe even better. So the only thing wrong about Gasly is that he is competing against the best. Its the same with Bottas. He is not a bad driver if you look at his times and stats, but if you compare him to Hamilton, he is no where close. Albon will maybe have better chances, and they wont give the seat to Kvyat yet, as that would be his second chance, and he is not good enough right now. Maybe Albon does something great, maybe not. I think RB are sure that Max will stay for next season, they are just trying to find the best driver no2 in the house.

  38. gonzalo gallego

    gonzalo gallego

    3 maanden geleden

    I'd like to see alonso

  39. menon koonjul

    menon koonjul

    3 maanden geleden

    Pascal Werhlein everyone has forgotten for the wrong reasons

  40. Joël Tamboer

    Joël Tamboer

    3 maanden geleden

    Nyck de vries along side max

  41. Simeon RF

    Simeon RF

    3 maanden geleden


  42. Simon E

    Simon E

    3 maanden geleden

    As much as we all wanted to see Kvyat next to Max, I wish the best to Albon

  43. Mayur Raut

    Mayur Raut

    3 maanden geleden

    I would like to see DAniel Ricciardo

  44. Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson

    3 maanden geleden

    Ricciardo back to RB and let him and Verstappen race - extremely interesting scenario.

  45. Kuma Kaori

    Kuma Kaori

    3 maanden geleden

    Aha, Albon's trial run to see who partners max for 2020, does seem to make the most sense. If he isn't up to snuff, they'll swap in Kvyat...

  46. Terry Grygiel

    Terry Grygiel

    3 maanden geleden

    Bring back Ricciardo

  47. Mika 310

    Mika 310

    3 maanden geleden

    Kubica still faster than gasly

  48. James Milne

    James Milne

    3 maanden geleden

    Why not pluck Hartley out of the dust bin and let him do what he can do?

  49. R K

    R K

    3 maanden geleden

    no need for a vid he's rubbish

  50. irakli kh

    irakli kh

    3 maanden geleden

    I'm fan of Gasly but he is too slow ... yes he was good in tr but in rbr too slow

  51. Dylan Kumar

    Dylan Kumar

    3 maanden geleden

    This 4 and a half min video could've been summed up in 2 words "Gasly's Shit"

  52. reon barrett

    reon barrett

    3 maanden geleden

    nothing to lose

  53. TheMrBennito


    3 maanden geleden

    it's a mental issue combined with a questionable team performance for the 2nd RB seat

  54. Diamond Leo

    Diamond Leo

    3 maanden geleden

    Here's What's happening : Verstappen will stay along side Sainz.

  55. Wanda Torre

    Wanda Torre

    3 maanden geleden

    That's a big negative ghost rider. Albon will not do better then Gasly. Since Albon will still serve as a test car to develop Max's car. If Red Bull upgraded the cars evenly I'd say that you'd see better results from Gasly.

  56. Leroy Creemers

    Leroy Creemers

    4 maanden geleden

    im just here to get the answer and still havnt got anny

  57. Graham


    4 maanden geleden

    It will be very interesting to see how Albon gets on. It's always possible that Max is simply that good and that Gasly was showing what the Red Bull is really like.

  58. Marcus Whyte

    Marcus Whyte

    4 maanden geleden

    I hope that Kevin Magnussen will be Verstappen's teammate in 2020! 🔥❤

  59. Dannny Mooren

    Dannny Mooren

    4 maanden geleden

    en terecht had 3 races eerder moeten gebeuren Gasly AU REVOIR 👍

  60. Dehy


    4 maanden geleden

    3:50 "who Red Bull thinks is the best driver at the moment" I might be biased because I'm also Dutch, but yes, best driver by far!