Alexander Albon he faces the last two races of the year with all the pressure. Albon is an employee who the boss is looking at him askance and who no longer wants in his office. In addition, behind you there are plenty of options to occupy the most coveted place on the grid of the Formula 1. The options are two: continue on Red bull and fight between Max verstappen, or assemble the bag to return home in the next few days, to make way for Sergio Perez.
The Bahrain Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be Albon’s litmus test to continue in Formula 1. The Thai wants to continue at Red Bull and has already announced that if he does not continue, he will not accept an offer of AlphaTauri. Christian horner, Red Bull team boss, also stated on this: Albon can take a sabbatical if so arranged by the team advisor, Helmut Marko.
In the press conference this Friday, Horner assured that they would support Albon until the last moment, although they clarify that they are considering their position in the position. «I do not think it is part of the plans of Franz tost (AlphaTauri boss) for next year. So it’s a Red Bull seat, or a year on the bench. So the focus is on giving him that opportunity.
On the other hand, Horner commented that even in the last days Albon’s work improved a lot. “He has two races, he did a good job last weekend on the podium, his second podium in Formula 1. He had a good start to the weekend here and he has two more weekends to show that he is the guy. Right to be in that car with Max next year, ”Horner encouraged.
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The Red Bull team boss has warned that there will be no news regarding Albon’s situation until the end of the season. “I guess once we get to the end of the year, then we will evaluate all of those options. He has a long-term deal, like all Red Bull drivers when they join the team. So our focus right now is on giving him the opportunity, ”Horner said in closing.