Alex Albon has been confirmed as a Red Bull driver for the 2020 Formula One season.

Albon was promoted from sister team Toro Rosso to Red Bull after the summer break, replacing Pierre Gasly.

Since then, the Thai-British driver has performed superbly alongside team-mate Max Verstappen, scoring points in all seven races, including a season-high fourth in Japan. 

A delighted Albon, 23, said: "I am really excited to be partnering Max again for next year and I know how fortunate I am to be given this opportunity.

"I'm hugely thankful that Red Bull have put their trust in me and believed in my results since I joined the team and for them to keep me in the car next year is a big deal.

"This year has been an incredible year for me, and getting the call up to Red Bull mid-season was already a big step, so now I will use the learning from this season and use the experience to improve and fight at the front in 2020." 

Toro Rosso have announced an unchanged driver line-up.

The Faenza-based squad will continue with Daniil Kvyat for a second term, along with Gasly, who was demoted from Red Bull after the summer break in favour of Albon.

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost said: "I'm delighted to retain Pierre and Daniil for next season.

"Both drivers have shown really good performances this season and they have proven in their years in F1 to be very competitive, able to exploit the car's potential and give valuable feedback to make improvements.

"This young but experienced duo, combined with hopefully a competitive car, will be the best factors to achieve a very successful season in 2020, and I'm looking forward to this extended cooperation."