Toro Rosso announced the Thai-British driver Alexander Albons will drive for the team along with & # 39; Daniil Kvyat in 2019.
Albons spent 2018 competing in Formula 2, and eventually end the year third behind George Russell and Lando Norris – both of which are obtained F1 upgrades to Williams and McLaren respectively. Albons would drive to drive in Formula E to the team & # 39; Nissan but it was announced earlier today that the two parties were separated & # 39; officially.
Albons dropped by Red Bull driver program in 2012, but will again & # 39; Red Bull back to the family in the form of & # 39; Toro Rosso.
Honda Red Bull Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Alexander Albons will drive for the team in 2019 along with & # 39; Daniil Kvyat
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"It's an amazing feeling to know that I'm in Formula One the next year", said Albons. "Throughout my career in a single office, spent a few ups and downs. Inħejt by Red Bull in 2012, since then I knew my way to Formula One would be a lot harder.
"I worked really hard and tried to make it impressed every time I got in the car, and I say many thanks to Red Bull and Dr [Helmut] Marko believing me and give my opportunity & # 39;. I've always been with the world of motorcycles and since I did my first dream was Formula One car. To be given this opportunity is just incredible. "
The boss & # 39; & # 39 team; Toro Rosso, Franz Tost, believes Albons now & # 39; & # 39; mature enough & # 39; & # 39; to requests for & # 39; F1 and emphasized the prowess & # 39; His passing in categories & # 39; junior.
"Alexander had an impressive season of Formula 2 in 2018," said Tost. "He won four & # 39; races and finished third Championship. The way it is able to pass most of its rivals in the races shows that he is ready and matured race in Formula One. Scuderia Toro Rosso is very keen to -2019, as Daniil Alex we have two young drivers, b & # 39; healthy and very competitive. "
Albons take place & # 39; Kiwi Brendon Hartley to leave the sport after just over a season in the sport. The location & # 39; Hartley's team was uncertain for most & # 39; season and although he was given until the end of the season to show that took the expected & # 39; last year, Helmut Marko of & # 39; Red Bull decided b & # 39; clearly goes back to one of his former protected.
In addition, the team of 2019 company & # 39; Albons, Kvyat, already ntilqet by Red Bull program. The Russian driver was ddiżotat from Toro Rosso to Red Bull in 2016 and then dropped completely in 2017. After spending 2018 as the Ferrari driver simulator was given a third chance.