“He mainly got nervous because the tyres were graining”- Red Bull chief explains why Alex Albon lost the race in Turkish Grand Prix.
Alex Albon once again got unlucky or maybe succumbed to the pressure, but once again he was at a point where he could have secured a favourable position.
However, later in the race, a spin caused midway took him down lower in the final standings. Amidst all the talks around Albon, Helmut Marko came to explain what led to Albon’s collapse in the race.
“Albon lost places and time due to a spin,” said Marko, quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. “But he mainly got nervous because the tyres were graining.
“We should have stayed out like Hamilton or Perez. The tyres would have recovered at some point, but Albon lost his nerve in a tense situation.”
“In the end, he was well on his way, even faster than Max,” added Marko. Further defending his driver, who has been subject of the massive crucifixion by the experts.
The decision on Albon will only happen at the end of the season
Despite the critical remarks on Albon, Red Bull is ready to give last few remaining chances to Albon before they look towards making any changes in their lineup for 2021.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said: “We’re not putting any particular timescale on it. Alex’s contract allows us to make that decision after the season. Obviously, we are aware of what the other options are.
“We want to see Alex lay claim to that seat and to give him as much time as we can and as much support as we can,” he concluded. As of now, Sergio Perez, who is without a team in 2021 is the prime candidate to seal his spot at Red Bull next year.