Why Red Bull has dropped Gasly for Albon in F1

  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
  • 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
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  • IHMA club membership

    My new year's resolution is that Albon will be a world champion at the 2020 F1 season

  • Ryota 747400
    Ryota 747400 Month ago

    Gasly needs honda sensing

  • Anthony Chen
    Anthony Chen 2 months ago +2

    yet Gasly still gets podium first

    me after Brazil 2019

  • Anthony Chen
    Anthony Chen 2 months ago +3

    yet Gasly still gets podium first

    me after Brazil 2019

  • lekkerPapFlappie
    lekkerPapFlappie 2 months ago

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

  • Angel Mbfan
    Angel Mbfan 2 months ago +1

    gasly p2 p2 its helmut carrer over n rosberg

  • 11827 2711
    11827 2711 4 months ago +1

    Want lando Norris to move to redbull

  • Robbin van
    Robbin van 4 months ago

    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??????

  • Robert Emerson
    Robert Emerson 4 months ago

    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.

  • Nirutt Sibutda
    Nirutt Sibutda 4 months ago

    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.

  • Demerrill Spencer
    Demerrill Spencer 4 months ago


  • Mads Bulow
    Mads Bulow 4 months ago

    K mag would be great alongside max

  • Vineeth Bellan
    Vineeth Bellan 4 months ago

    Would like to see Vettel along with Max.

  • soager009 69
    soager009 69 4 months ago

    Albon has cursed Verstappen!

  • Aaron Dela Concepcion
    Aaron Dela Concepcion 4 months ago

    Ocon to redbull anyone? Hehe

  • ayebrahletsksate
    ayebrahletsksate 4 months ago +4

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

  • ayebrahletsksate
    ayebrahletsksate 4 months ago

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

  • andrew whiteman
    andrew whiteman 4 months ago +1

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

  • Ryan Priestnall
    Ryan Priestnall 4 months ago

    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.

  • FunGamers
    FunGamers 4 months ago

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

  • sigit prasetyo
    sigit prasetyo 4 months ago

    Albon prove he deserve for that seat..

  • Sam Lewin
    Sam Lewin 4 months ago +1

    Of course they think verstappen is the best driver in f1

  • Super gamer 555555555
    Super gamer 555555555 4 months ago

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

  • luuk boekhoud
    luuk boekhoud 4 months ago +1

    Because he is shit, next video

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown 4 months ago

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

  • stevejh69
    stevejh69 4 months ago +1

    It was because Gasly was just not good enough.

  • Kukjing Takuk
    Kukjing Takuk 4 months ago

    Bottas to Redbull in 2020 😝

  • King Reek
    King Reek 5 months ago

    daniel ricardo where you at ?

  • Jack Dowse
    Jack Dowse 5 months ago

    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

  • The Tigeroza
    The Tigeroza 5 months ago

    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

  • mtiller2006
    mtiller2006 5 months ago

    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

  • Benj
    Benj 5 months ago

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

  • Willy Karanja
    Willy Karanja 5 months ago

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

  • James Walker
    James Walker 5 months ago +1

    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 season.it doesn't just put pressure on the Alborn..it 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....

  • Itz Vxen
    Itz Vxen 5 months ago

    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

  • Ash Dyer
    Ash Dyer 5 months ago

    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

  • Taslim Ahmed
    Taslim Ahmed 5 months ago

    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?

  • Stefan Kurcubic
    Stefan Kurcubic 5 months ago

    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.

  • gonzalo gallego
    gonzalo gallego 5 months ago

    I'd like to see alonso

  • menon koonjul
    menon koonjul 5 months ago

    Pascal Werhlein everyone has forgotten for the wrong reasons

  • Joël Tamboer
    Joël Tamboer 5 months ago

    Nyck de vries along side max

  • Simeon RF
    Simeon RF 5 months ago


  • Simon E
    Simon E 5 months ago +1

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

  • Mayur Raut
    Mayur Raut 5 months ago

    I would like to see DAniel Ricciardo

  • Alan Johnson
    Alan Johnson 5 months ago

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

  • Kuma Kaori
    Kuma Kaori 5 months ago

    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...

  • Terry Grygiel
    Terry Grygiel 5 months ago

    Bring back Ricciardo

  • Mika 310
    Mika 310 5 months ago

    Kubica still faster than gasly

  • James Milne
    James Milne 5 months ago

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

  • R K
    R K 5 months ago

    no need for a vid he's rubbish

  • irakli kh
    irakli kh 5 months ago

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

  • Dylan Kumar
    Dylan Kumar 5 months ago

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

  • reon barrett
    reon barrett 5 months ago

    nothing to lose

  • TheMrBennito
    TheMrBennito 5 months ago

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

  • Diamond Leo
    Diamond Leo 5 months ago

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

  • Wanda Torre
    Wanda Torre 5 months ago

    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.

  • Leroy Creemers
    Leroy Creemers 5 months ago

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

  • Graham
    Graham 5 months ago +1

    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.

  • Marcus Whyte
    Marcus Whyte 5 months ago +1

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

  • Dannny Mooren
    Dannny Mooren 5 months ago +1

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