Hours after Albon and Nissan confirmed they were to part ways the Thai-British driver has been confirmed as Daniil Kvyats teammate at Toro Rosso.
“Alexander had an impressive Formula 2 season in 2018. He won four races and finished the Championship third. Said Toro Rosso principal Franz Tost
“The way he is able to overtake many of his rivals in the races shows that he is ready and matured to race in Formula 1.
“Scuderia Toro Rosso is very much looking forward to 2019, as with Daniil and Alex we have two young, very strong and competitive drivers.”
Albon who was originally dropped from the Red Bull Driver programme 6 years ago will make his debut in 2019 but hasn’t had a run in an F1 car at all.
“It’s such an amazing feeling to know that I’m in Formula 1 next year. Said Albon
“Throughout my single seater career, I went through a few ups and downs. I was dropped by Red Bull in 2012, so from then I knew my road to Formula 1 was going to be a lot harder.
“I’ve always been motorsport mad and since I first got in a car it’s been my dream to be in Formula 1. To be given this opportunity is just incredible.”
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