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Red Bull cuts Mexico's Patricio O'Ward from F1 driver programme

Red Bull has cut Mexican driver Patricio O'Ward from its driver programme, just six months after he was signed up.

O'Ward impressed on his IndyCar debut at Sonoma in the 2018 finale and ran for Carlin at the start of the current campaign. In May, Red Bull signed him to its programme and put him in Formula 2 for one race before entering him in to Japan's Super Formula category.

The aim was to elevate him to F1 and Red Bull and O'Ward had expected he would have the superlicence points required to enter the world championship in the near future, but the FIA reduced the amount he was awarded for winning the 2018 Indy Lights championship due to the limited number of cars which competed in it.