Daniil Kvyat speaks out on Albon to Red Bull

26-08-2019 09:13
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Daniil Kvyat speaks out on Albon to Red Bull

It has been two weeks since Red Bull made the shock announcement that Alex Albon would replace Pierre Gasly as their number two driver. Many tipped Daniil Kvyat for a return but the Russian admits he respects the decision the team made.

Albon was confirmed as the replacement for struggling Gasly despite the Frenchman being expected to keep his seat until the end of the season. Albon has been partnering Kvyat at Toro Rosso this season after making the step up from Formula 2.

Having achieved P3 at the German Grand Prix, many felt Kvyat deserved to replace Gasly if a change was made but the former Red Bull man has revealed it has been a short conversation so far.

"I found out everything in the same day," Kvyat told Russia's Championat during a team event in St Petersburg.

"I had a phone call from Dr Marko. It is important to respectfully accept such decisions.

"I think they just want to see how Albon performs in a car that is able to win with a teammate like Verstappen. I've already been at Red Bull and I think that played a role in the decision.

"So far it's been one short conversation."

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