Purple Bull “can take our time” ahead of formally confirming the identification of Max Verstappen’s teammate for 2020.
That’s the declare of staff boss Christian Horner, despite the fact that Alex Albon is obviously the favorite to stay the seat.
“After his coincidence and the entrance wing trade, he was once the quickest motive force at the observe. The best way he fought his manner during the box was once extra special,” Horner advised Auto Motor und Recreation, relating to the USA GP in Austin.
Albon is now 6th within the drivers’ international championship, “despite the fact that he has most effective carried out seven races for us”, Horner added.
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“His construction could be very spectacular. I don’t believe it’s going to take for much longer ahead of he can pressure proper on the entrance.”
However for now, Purple Bull says Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly are technically within the operating to be promoted for 2020.
“We will be able to now not make any hasty selections. All of the drivers are beneath contract, so we will be able to take our time,” Horner stated.
McLaren motive force Carlos Sainz, a former Verstappen teammate, says he does not feel sorry about leaving the Purple Bull programme and subsequently his probability of securing the seat.
“It’s not relevant who might be subsequent to Verstappen subsequent season, as he’ll stay the primary motive force. So it does not have an effect on me in any respect,” the Spaniard advised Sky Italia.