Thai Formula One driver Alexander Alban will face “a year on the bench” if Red Bull are to drop him next season, team boss Christian Horner said Friday.
The 24-year-old’s future with Red Bull is uncertain as to who will partner Dutch driver Max Verstappen later this season.
Veteran Mexican Sergio Perez, out of seat at Racing Point, is a clear alternative to the album that began on Redbull’s sister team Alfatoury (Toro Rosso) before being promoted.
Horner told reporters in Sakheer: “I don’t believe they (Alban) are part of next year’s (AlphaToury boss) Franz (Toast), so this is a year on the Red Bull seat or bench.” Grand Prix.
Sunday’s race in Bahrain and the next weekend in Abu Dhabi are the last rounds of the season, and Albon, who has a long-term contract with Red Bull, has to prove he is the right man for the job.
Thai were third at last Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, but scored 189 out of 85 for Verstappen Albon.
With Mercedes’ seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton out of action after testing positive for COVID-19, Albion is expected to challenge for the top three again this weekend.
“Two more weekends to demonstrate that he is absolutely the right person to be in that car with Max next year.
AlphaToury has already confirmed that French player Pierre Gasley is staying, but the current Russian Daniel Quat is second only to the Japanese F2 driver Yuki Tsunoda.
At the pole of the Saturday F2 Feature Race, and still mathematically in title contention, Toast said that the Sunoda diminished had an AlphaToury Plan B.

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