Christian Horner "very impressed with Alex Albon’s performance" at the Belgian GP

02-09-2019 08:29
by Louis Shaw
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Christian Horner very impressed with Alex Albon’s performance at the Belgian GP

Red Bull had a mixed weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix with Max Verstappen crashing out at the first corner and Alex Albon climbing from 17th to 5th in his first race for the team. Team boss Christian Horner is happy with Albon's result and is hoping for a better result in Monza this weekend. 

“I’ve been very impressed with Alex’s performance all weekend and he put in a great recovery drive from 17th on the grid to finish fifth in his first race with us," Horner said.

"He was pretty cautious during the first half of the race as he felt his way into the Grand Prix, but things started to come alive for him on the softer compound tyre and he put in some great overtakes.

"Max didn’t have a great start which meant he got boxed in at Turn 1 in the middle of the pack. He made contact with Kimi mid-corner which resulted in a broken front track rod, ending his race. It was a frustrating racing incident but Max has completed over 20 consecutive races in the top five now and it’s just unfortunate that run ended at his home race.

"It’s been a difficult 24 hours for the whole community and everyone raced with a heavy heart. Congratulations to Charles Leclerc, he drove a great race and it seems quite fitting that a close friend of Anthoine’s won here today.”

Red Bull will be pleased with their season so far and will be hoping for more points at the next race in Italy. 

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