Alexander Albon’s position at Red Bull is under pressure, especially after his teammate Max Verstappen finished well in second place at the Russian GP and Albon struggled in tenth place. Verstappen has previously indicated that he does not care who is next to him, because he would beat everyone anyway. Still, the British Thai himself is very happy with his team and especially with his teammate.
Since Albon took the step from the then Toro Rosso in 2019 to take over the seat from the underperforming Pierre Gasly, it is logical that Verstappen is leading the way in terms of mutual performance. This year alone, the Dutchman managed to take a victory and no less than six podium places. While Albon managed to take his first podium ever during the chaotic race at Mugello, the Thai-British driver is often a lot slower than his teammate for the rest of the season. Nevertheless, Albon says he has a lot of appreciation for Verstappen and the two get along well.
“When you work with him one-on-one, you quickly realize that he is a very direct guest,” Albon told his teammate. Sky F1. “I know there are a lot of drivers who make it a kind of political game within their team, but Max is not one of them. We get along well, we have similar feedback and it’s nice to have someone like Verstappen next to me and to race against. ”
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