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A longer chance for Albon, another go for Kvyat or a reprieve for Gasly - or go outside Red Bull's books and look elsewhere in F1, or beyond? Five of our writers give their suggestions for Red Bull's second 2020 driver
When Red Bull announced it was promoting Alex Albon into its top team, it said it was doing so because it was "in the unique position of having four talented Formula 1 drivers under contract who can be rotated".
It already had knowledge of how Pierre Gasly fared alongside Max Verstappen and how Daniil Kvyat had got on at Red Bull Racing in 2015 and some of '16. The missing piece in its data bank was what Albon would do with that chance, so with nothing to lose it decided to give that option a go.
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Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary
After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways
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