Why Albon's F1 struggles at Red Bull are now becoming critical

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Alex Albon has one of the toughest jobs in Formula 1 - team-mate to Max Verstappen. But Red Bull hasn't signed him to beat its superstar driver, it just needs him to be a strong back-up, much like Valtteri Bottas does for Mercedes. However, so far Albon has not been able to string it all together, and with some very strong alternatives waiting in the wings from outside the Red Bull family, and the team yet to confirm he will stay on for 2021, Albon is running out of time to make a claim for the seat in the long-term.
Why Albon is reaching tipping point at Red Bull
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  • Each car in each team should be tailored to the in visual driver, not the best performing driver, Ricciardo saw this and left.

    Dane StewartDane Stewart23 päivää sitten
  • The problem with the team and car is everything is tailored to max, it’s not Aston Martin red bull racing, it’s Max verstapen red bull racing. Helmut even admitted that the cars are not identical, there is no support for Alex, only pressure to lose his identity and flourish, and instead he must become Max

    Dane StewartDane Stewart23 päivää sitten
  • Prefect Just what I needed after this day to make it a bit better. Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

    formulafanformulafan23 päivää sitten
  • Alex will be gone soon enough.

    ChaosgremlinChaosgremlin25 päivää sitten
  • Perez

    Edison73100Edison7310027 päivää sitten
  • Its playing 2nd fiddle to Max , the second seat in team Max is the problem not the driver filling it

    Kevin HoggKevin HoggUukausi sitten
  • Sadly He's Gine Backwards Since His Podium, 1 Point in Four Races😢

    Matthew LumsdenMatthew LumsdenUukausi sitten
  • If things were critical before Imola, then they're in full blown meltdown after. Spinning for absolitely no reason when your career is hanging on by a thread, I think it shows he can't handle the pressure.

    empireempireUukausi sitten
  • Sergio Pérez is ready and, apart from his driving skills, has economical support for the team. Checo is ready when you are.

    Pedro Cota y estevanePedro Cota y estevaneUukausi sitten
  • Albon is only 1 point ahead of Gasly.....

    ThemayseffectThemayseffectUukausi sitten
  • Gasly did so much better in a more neutral car after Red Bull replaced him and so will Albon if he is dropped. The car is built for Max and Albon is not Max. Danny Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz have flourished away from the toxic culture that is Red Bull.

    fablewallsfablewallsUukausi sitten
  • Max verstappen is so good and improving that it's frightening,making albon look so out of depth against max ,which beneath the surface ain't that bad but looks just lacklusture

    Flawful FeelingsFlawful FeelingsUukausi sitten
  • Do you believe RB wants to anger the Thai group that leases the recipe for Red Bull to them?Albion has Thai blood

    Mark PattersonMark PattersonUukausi sitten
  • "...and access his true level of performance". His what now?

    Andreas FrisAndreas FrisUukausi sitten
  • why do you use autotune

    Jelle GiesenJelle GiesenUukausi sitten
  • Maybe the media pressuring him that what I also hate if I'm a f1 driver the frikin media will ask infinite question until you literally say why you so bad at the car like jeez

    Aj CubillejoAj CubillejoUukausi sitten
  • In waiting for those guys to come out and blame the car after Portugal .... I’ll just wait

    Ladieswashroommy F1Ladieswashroommy F1Uukausi sitten
  • I'd like to see that Mercedes kid driving Williams at redbull...it would be a good battle with max

    Sets lingardihnoSets lingardihnoUukausi sitten
  • Is the RBR really the second best car in the field?

    brippiebrippieUukausi sitten
  • Don’t blame him, his teammate is the best driver in the current field. It’s hard to compete with that.

    Ronald GreyRonald GreyUukausi sitten
  • Leclerc

    Gašper ŠtuparGašper ŠtuparUukausi sitten
  • isn't there some clause red bull has to choose from their pool. They run the lives of the young drivers just to choose from outside. 1. doesnt show a lot of confidence in their young driver program. 2. sounds like a class action lawsuit

    lucifer tubbslucifer tubbsUukausi sitten
  • The car and the team is built around Max, simple as that.

    TInashe Dennis ImmanuelTInashe Dennis ImmanuelUukausi sitten
  • People should leave Alex alone to just get on with the job. RB have screwed up twice by throwing Gasly and Albon in the deep end before they were ready. 2020 has been a very difficult year for experienced F1 drivers let alone rookies.

    Invincible Vettel 5Invincible Vettel 5Uukausi sitten
  • Give Gasley his car back!

    tom ftom fUukausi sitten
  • Alex they race me too hard Albon, is young. Give him some time...

    Beno BaarsBeno BaarsUukausi sitten
  • Kmag will a perfect Nr. 2. He is the fastest available driver.

    Erik VikingErik VikingUukausi sitten
  • 2. year! give the drivers in F1 some time..

    Jan TennerJan TennerUukausi sitten
  • Max sets a high bar.

    Hailey HarberHailey HarberUukausi sitten
    • True, but he is still doing awfully in that redbull car

      Thomas lolThomas lolUukausi sitten
  • Give the seat to Raïkkönen! Love to see Kimi back in a fast car where he belongs & I think he'd give Verstappen a run for his money!

    OzymandiasOzymandiasUukausi sitten
  • Maybe Pierre was right about Red Bull

    AmrodeusAmrodeusUukausi sitten
  • "They race me so hard"

    Bruno NakamuraBruno NakamuraUukausi sitten
  • Max had 3 dnf and Alex is getting heat lmao

    Corey BecraftCorey BecraftUukausi sitten
  • He's had his chances and has been average at best. The odd nice move.

    DGDGUukausi sitten
  • I'd love to see Red bull sign Hulkenberg so he can get that podium 😊😊😊

    Choco Loco JamesChoco Loco JamesUukausi sitten
  • Solution: Perez to Red Bull

    Ivaylo ParvanovIvaylo ParvanovUukausi sitten
  • This really shows how much better F1 would be in terms of a driver’s championship if the cars were closer in performance. Maybe Alex is a second slower than Max but Max is a second faster than Lewis and Valtteri, there’s no way of knowing. At least F2 is giving us some exciting racing this year, it’s just a pity they’re not there every F1 weekend.

    MorganMorganUukausi sitten
  • Amazing how max is on the podium for literally every race that he has finished. In almost any other racing series, or if merc didnt exist, that level of high consistency would be P1 in the championship. (Schumacher in f2 right now)

    Quinton WalshQuinton WalshUukausi sitten
  • Max Verstappen is an absolute animal. Podium every race his car didn’t fail and has split the Mercs 5 times in a lesser car. BEAST

    Flip MillerFlip MillerUukausi sitten
  • I have a solution, turn back time and stick with Danny Ric. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Lace 7Lace 7Uukausi sitten
  • Albon is SO far off of Verstappen that it's not even a competition, I know Verstappen is fast, but averaging at least 0.5seconds down on him in qualifying is simply not the sort of thing that can be overcome. Frankly I think we need to start looking at Ricciardo's speed a bit more, because he pushed and beat and fought tooth and nail with Verstappen who is, in my opinion now the fastest driver on the grid. I think it goes Verstappen, Hamilton, Ricciardo then I can't tell you who is faster between Bottas or LeClerc, then just below them are Lando, Perez & Vettel. I remember Verstappen complaining after Daniel left that he felt he was struggling because he didn't have Daniel there to push him, to fight him.

    Paddy McPaddy McUukausi sitten
  • I read once that “he’s been thrown into the deep end a bit too soon”. I totally agree, he was moved to one the top teams after just half a year behind the wheel of an F1 car. While that may seem impressive, I think Red Bull should’ve signed him for 2020 not in the middle of 2019, let him get comfortable in the car first. Or were they just fed up with Pierre Gasly’s performance and felt like they had to replace him quickly if they want to be at the top again? I’m a new follower of F1, so I’m not too sure. 2020 is my first season. I hope Albon does get to show what he’s made off, cause he’s currently my favourite driver. He is down to earth, super capable and dare I say it, has quite a sweet personality...

    Magnus TanMagnus TanUukausi sitten
  • Red bull as a team aren't skilled enough to build cars for more than one driver. Everything they do revolves around Verstappen. There is just not enough "room". They need to look at other variables than the driver.

    Brian Tanyous RasmussenBrian Tanyous RasmussenUukausi sitten
  • I dont think Red Bull is a top 2 car. Verstappen is in a league close to Hamilton and he is making the car look better than it is. Gasly is proving his talent again this season but couldnt do anything in the Red bull last. I think the car is overrated.

    Sid VishSid VishUukausi sitten
  • Believe that Albon is the best of 2nd. driver of RB today. Give him a chance , he can prove and will be the best of RB in one day.

    Panuch ChumPanuch ChumUukausi sitten
  • Feel like he s gonna stay at Redbull till 2022 since cars are gonna stay nearly identical and Max can deliver the points that RB needs to get the 2nd place this year and 2021; so why bother if u re gonna place 2nd with or without Albon?

    anıl dinçanıl dinçUukausi sitten
  • That just tells you its the driver not the car. Because redbull racing is an actual competitive team. He needs to go back to Toro Rosso

    XXXMosermaticXXXMosermaticUukausi sitten
  • Must admit, to me, the real problem at Red Bull is the Marko scenario. To him, drivers are just tools. If Albon goes, then that's 2 drivers in a row. Something adrift at Red Bull, and it's not really to do with Albon, or, last year, Gasly.

    Andrew PrestonAndrew PrestonUukausi sitten
  • Hulkenberg

    Camil MorarCamil MorarUukausi sitten
  • acquisition. Lmao.

    asioe kiouasioe kiouUukausi sitten
  • Redbull are masters of destroying great drivers. Daniel, Pierre and now Alex ... All they want is Max. Let them stay with one driver and the problem will be solved.

    Krystian LewandowskiKrystian LewandowskiUukausi sitten
  • the real problem is Red Bull gushed out Gasly too early. If Gasly kept the RB seat, Alex wouldnt be in this much pressure, and Gasly maybe able to let out the very best part of him. Remember Alex's a rookie last year, performing relatively well with STR but Marko and Christian were too impatient with Gasly and made the switch. It made a chaotic ambience inside the two teams. And made the mental of the second drivers down. As much as I love RB, the way Marko and Christian manage the second driver is absolutely unremarkable. The system needs to be changed. Red Bull should be about orbiting young exciting talents, not killing the mentality of young upcoming drivers.

    Fahmi AlfianFahmi AlfianUukausi sitten
  • he should ask bottas how to be a great forever nr 2 ^^

    autdeluxautdeluxUukausi sitten
    • If red bull want to be up there again they need a proper number 2 a hulk, Perez or russle

      asioe kiouasioe kiouUukausi sitten
  • Its 2020. And nobody would like to partner Verstappen. Its a redbull problem. I rather prefer alpha tauri to win.

    prajwalpampaprajwalpampaUukausi sitten
  • Red Bull should have 1 car for Max and 3 Alpha Tauris for whichever rejects Marko doesnt like.

    Stephen TroutStephen TroutUukausi sitten
  • I have a theory that Max is a huge psychological threat to his team mate/mates. Look at his last relationship with Ricciardo when they were on the same team. Ricciardo left for a number of reasons but I suspect partially because max was an a/hole to him. Gasly performed well in toro roso then when he drove on the same team as verstappen he started to fail miserably. Even Ocon was performing reasonably when starting at red bull. Now he’s terrible. I suspect max is a psychopath and mentally wears down his own teammates. Although he is an unbelievable driver he may also be a detriment to his own team

    Nonda MaroulisNonda MaroulisUukausi sitten

    Michael AbramowitzMichael AbramowitzUukausi sitten
  • Marko & Horner have often mentioned they are both NOT dirving the same car, not making excuses but tthat is also telling reflecting the performace

    ElbowzElbowzUukausi sitten
  • Fuck no, neither Albon or Gasly were the problem, the problem is Red Bull, they clearly don't know how to develop cars around 2 drivers, they highly favour 1 driver and leave the other hanging, it's been this way since Vettel-Webber, no, I think its been this way since Coulthard and Klien drove for them. Red Bull have always treated their second drivers like crap,

    Izumi CultureIzumi CultureUukausi sitten
  • The ideal solution would be Red Bull only having 1 car and Toro Rosso 3, frankly.

    Martin SmithMartin SmithUukausi sitten
  • Same comments were pointed at Gasly in 2019. The Red Bull development program has given us top drivers in both F1 and F2. They are all fast and talented drivers. There are no "weak" drivers from RB program. Max is the "outlier" here. His performance has been superb.

    Hardy ChandraHardy ChandraUukausi sitten
  • Sergio to Red Bull. Albom to Toro. Kviat out.

    marco clarmarco clarUukausi sitten
  • Sergio Perez

    marco clarmarco clarUukausi sitten
  • First of all, Red Bull needs to learn how to nurture their 2nd driver. Building confidence in these drivers is fundamental and they tend to ruin driver after driver in both teams (RB and also formerly Toro Rosso). Drivers like Buemi, Gasly, Albon, and even Ricciardo were crushed under too much pressure, unfairly. Sainz was lucky to find a decent drive before the pressure would also catch him on.

    Chef JanvierChef JanvierUukausi sitten
    • Agreed, RB should be known for ruining careers. It’s very idiotic that people think putting another driver in that seat would fix problems.

      NL AndresNL AndresUukausi sitten
  • The "breakthrough" Albon needs is a break from Red Bull's pressure. Give Albon the seat for 2021 and stats will change.......or maybe not.

    Den End StudiosDen End StudiosUukausi sitten
  • acquisition. Lmao.

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyuiUukausi sitten
  • Im sorry but Albon is not a top team driver and never will be red bull need some one like carlos sainz or even lando norris to partner max

    Dafydd SouthgateDafydd SouthgateUukausi sitten
  • If red bull want to be up there again they need a proper number 2 a hulk, Perez or russle

    Daniel BaileyDaniel BaileyUukausi sitten
  • The coolest car in the field

    Accordingto FrankAccordingto FrankUukausi sitten
    • and the guys ahead of him...cut the dude some slack. Only driver I'd take for him right now today is Ricciardo. But that ain't happening.

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyuiUukausi sitten
  • Albon needs to go, and the Hulk should take his place.

    Steinstra 1961Steinstra 1961Uukausi sitten
  • AA 23.👍🏆

    Saranyou Vr 46Saranyou Vr 46Uukausi sitten
  • checo is the obvious choice... not the only one, but the obvious

    pcpcUukausi sitten
  • His confidence is too far gone for him to make any comeback at this stage. I feel bad for him because not only was he promoted to a top team too early, his team-mate is a once in a lifetime talent.

    6.eggs.6.eggs.Uukausi sitten
  • Solution: Get this Red Bull a Hülkenberg

    Fabian WeidlerFabian WeidlerUukausi sitten
  • they should get hulk

    pestalozzi 27pestalozzi 27Uukausi sitten
  • A good option : kick out Albon and let Hulkenberg ride next to Max, not far behind him like Albon

    Alex van OortAlex van OortUukausi sitten
  • I personally think he didn't have anywhere near enough time in the toro rosso, I'd say drop albon down to alpha tauri, put the very capable hulkenburg or perez against verstappen and as much as I love kvyat he'll probably be dropped for albon to race in alpha tauri

    Mason WrightMason WrightUukausi sitten
  • I like Albon but I feel Redbull has the potential to get a better driver in Sergio Perez. If Perez is anything, he is consistent. I don't think Perez has the raw talent of Verstappen but I do believe he could be Redbull's version of Bottas. Which is exactly what they need right now.

    rpols22rpols22Uukausi sitten
  • I appreciate RedBull want to use their young driver program but there are good drivers out there. Perez or Hulk would both do a solid job.

    GaryGaryUukausi sitten
  • The solution was keeping Ricciardo or Sainz regardless of Verstappens whining. Current solution is Hulkenberg.

    Salt AUSalt AUUukausi sitten
  • George Russell is the best choice for Redbull. He adapts very well and he is mighty fast...

    Wayne SWayne SUukausi sitten
  • Here’s the answer. Bring in Perez

    Jonathan BluhmJonathan BluhmUukausi sitten
  • In my opinion Redbull tries so hard to find a Verstappen V2 instead of developing a car that both drivers can actually drive well. How hard is it to give focus to the second driver and develop them instead of trying to replace them every year. Ricciardo would probably still be in RB if they gave him his fair share and Im not speaking just monetarily, he gave them a lot of glory and just look at how they treated him. RB is a great team but they love Verstappen so much that they have no vision.

    Marc FernandezMarc FernandezUukausi sitten
  • So if he were in 5th place right now which would be 5 fucking points to own it by himself...this video would be absolutely stupid. 14 points away from 4th. Given his career so far and the guys ahead of him...cut the dude some slack. Only driver I'd take for him right now today is Ricciardo. But that ain't happening.

    no_xqccno_xqccUukausi sitten
  • It's not that he can't compete with Verstappen, no one really expects that. But he should be cruising to a 4th place finish in every race due to the superiority of the RedBull over the rest of the field. Were Ricciardo still in Red Bull this season would be a lot more interesting/exciting.

    ATS599ATS599Uukausi sitten
  • Not really familiar with this boy but seems he better step up. Alot of chaos going on the racing industry these days. Beautiful car btw. Wow. Good luck..

    Linda MLinda MUukausi sitten
  • I'm 50/50 on Alex Albon Red Bull via Marko has said that he hasn't received the same equipment as Verstappen, I have enjoyed his overtakes and last year in the Red Bull he looked good. This year the car is tricky to drive even Max says this but the best drivers will always get the best from the car and he hasn't deliveries. Albon's last race he looked terrible all though he was decent in qualifying, the thing is Red Bull know exactly what they are getting from him (I've even heard he brings some money into Red Bull) wheres Segio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg are good drivers are they really what Red Bull want? I've read an article that George Russell's Williams drive for next year is under threat from Segio Perez, well what if Red Bull look at him as the replacement? he could be a better option than Albon and the other drivers I have mentioned and might be quite cheap, I bet a quid Mercedes wouldn't block this move either... makes sense to me if Red Bull decide enough is enough of Albon. (Sorry Alex Albon I like you but it you've gotta buck your ideas up fella)

    Paul JenningsPaul JenningsUukausi sitten
  • Hulk or Checo

    Joseph KallJoseph KallUukausi sitten
  • Put Danny Ric back in the car

    Jarrod MartinJarrod MartinUukausi sitten
  • he crashes with other people too much! others get blamed.... but he is the common denominator?

    maneeaccmaneeaccUukausi sitten
  • I think the most telling thing here is Albon was impressive last year in both teams. Everyone thought he was the right fit. Now we have hit a stumbling block and people want him out. How many chances has Grosjean had? How many cars did Max bin in the beginning? No one arrives in F1 the finished product, Albon came with no testing experience or young driver opportunities and Red Bull knew that. He didn’t lose all of last year’s talent overnight so take the time, find the problem. I think what I’m struggling to accept the most is Norris being so open at the beginning of the year, saying he wasn’t coping last year, he couldn’t connect all the dots, lost confidence, was too soft and McLaren turned round and said what can we do to help. Look what they have got out of him this year with that approach. Is this not an option for Red Bull for Albon and even Gasly?

    dizzyduck44dizzyduck44Uukausi sitten
    • Most people don’t want to acknowledge his great results of last year and quite impressive results earlier in the year being in contention for podiums in 2 races. People expect a Ricky Carmichael or Hamilton when in reality those athletes are special BECAUSE of their scarcity in talent. If every driver had one driving style it’d minus well be a spec series. Albon is a driving a car that you need confidence in with the slightest bit of doubt can cause you to bin it.

      Aaron MachadoAaron Machado13 päivää sitten
  • I feel like it’s only fair to give Kvyat the seat for a few races to finish the season. It’s only right for him to be a teammate of the guy he got sacked for.

    Woogie HarrelsonWoogie HarrelsonUukausi sitten
  • They made this mistake for a reason that's beyond me. Albon has yet to prove himself and has been given more time than Gasly had. Gasly has podiums and a win for the sister team. Time for the switch again

    Hank HildebrantHank HildebrantUukausi sitten
  • Albon was Redbulls get out of jail card after Gasleys poor performance. But it was to soon to promote him. Now Perez is available will they replace Albon with him. Its a option.

    Lee LatersLee LatersUukausi sitten
  • i’m willing to bet that red bull is going to can albon for hulkenburg for the 2021 season.

    fullxthrottlexxfullxthrottlexxUukausi sitten
  • Starting to think the issue is the car or the team because this is giving me flashbacks of what happened to Gasly. Look how good he is doing now.

    Jason LouisJason LouisUukausi sitten
  • He is inconsistent. The end.

    DRS_ auDRS_ auUukausi sitten
  • To be honest Alex's performance is concerning to say the least. But it's not a pure driver issue. We have a massive snowball that we need to stop. The car yes it's different from Max's and going to be slower. This leads to less time comfortable on the track on Friday Qualifying is now impacted resulting in him being slower. As we have seen one position in qualifying can be the difference between 3rd or 6th. You have the classic your the number two issue as well. This means you test the parts. You test the strategy's like running hards just to find out they are shit. Really hope alex pulls through though.

    TheSubieFanTheSubieFanUukausi sitten
  • Albon is the most disappointing rookie of the year...second fastest car on the grid and can barely make top 10 in pace...what a clown

    SNOOPYSNOOPYUukausi sitten
  • I think the problem is that the team is so wrapped around Verstappen that it's hard for any other driver to make headway. We've obviously seen this with Gasly and Albon is the latest installment of this problem in my opinion

    SD AlexanderSD AlexanderUukausi sitten