Alex Albon, presently a Williams driver, spoke about his time on the Purple Bull workforce alongside three-time world champion Max Verstappen of the Netherlands.
Albon raced alongside “Mad Max” in 2019 and 2020, however was let go by the Austrian workforce and his place was taken by Mexican Sergio Perez beginning within the 2021 season after blended outcomes.
As soon as Checo arrived at Purple Bull, it was Verstappen who took over and have become Formulation 1 world champion.
In 2019, Albon completed eighth within the drivers’ world championship, and by 2020 he was seventh, so he was out of the workforce and out of Formulation 1 till 2022 when he returned because of a contract with Williams.
Albon’s dart to Checo Prez
Now, on the “Excessive Efficiency” podcast, Albon mentioned that he by no means had a automotive as highly effective because the RB19, however that the hole between him and Verstappen was about “three or 4 tenths of a second”.
“Max would qualify third or fourth, generally fifth. Typically he would end third or fourth. I, alternatively, can be three or 4 tenths behind him, which might put me twelfth or eleventh. It was disastrous,” mentioned Albon in feedback reproduced by mediotiempo.com.
Albon mentioned he was shocked by the modifications in Purple Bull’s single-seaters, which allowed Verstappen to win his first title as a driver, however he was extra shocked that the Mexican didn’t make the most of the automotive.
“I really feel unusual or embarrassed to say it, however one yr later (in 2021) the Purple Bull was first or second in virtually each race. Lewis (Hamilton) and Max (Verstappen) have been combating for the title, and Checo was third, fourth or fifth,” Albon mentioned.
“The hole between Max and Checo, generally, was larger than after I was Max’s teammate. On reflection, I used to be higher than Max’s two earlier teammates, or the teammate he presently has and the teammate he had earlier than me (Gasly),” he added.
Albon and Checo’s numbers in Formulation 1
In 82 Grands Prix wherein he has competed, Albon has simply a few podiums, two third locations within the 2020 season.
Checo Prez has 257 races in F1 with 34 podiums and 6 first locations, and this yr he was runner-up within the drivers’ championship.