Albon free to join Toro Rosso as Nissan Formula E team confirms split | Formula E

Alexander Albon has split from Nissan Formula E team without even starting a race for them, fuelling speculation he is about to be confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for the 2019 F1 season.

Albon had been announced alongside Sebastien Buemi in the team’s line-up for the 2018-19 season. However speculation about his future mounted after he failed to take part in pre-season testing for the team.

Nissan has now confirmed it has “agreed to part ways with Albon exiting his contract to take up a different opportunity in motorsport.”

“Nissan thanks Albon for his efforts to date and wishes him the best of luck for his future endeavors,” it added.

The team will confirm the identity of Sebastien Buemi new team mate on Friday.

This article will be updated.

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