Important role for Albon in Verstappen's victory in Monaco

03-06-2021 08:24 | Updated: 03-06-2021 08:48
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Important role for Albon in Verstappen's victory in Monaco

Max Verstappen eventually won the Monaco Grand Prix, but he wouldn't have managed it without help from Alexander Albon. This is what Christian Horner says in his column for Red Bull, where he highlights the work of his team.

Verstappen eventually took the win in Monaco. The Dutchman was given a free rein by the retirement of Charles Leclerc and was not troubled any further. Still, things didn't look so easy on Thursday, when Verstappen was struggling with his RB16B.

Important role for Albon

''We were not in great shape on Thursday in Monaco and Max was not particularly happy with the car but the work behind the scenes, the work Alex has been putting in on the sim, all helped to turn it around for Saturday,'' said the Red Bull Racing team boss.

''We made some good set-up changes, got Max and Checo a lot happier with the car and Max was obviously gutted to miss out on pole with the red flag. We all went into Saturday evening a little frustrated because we all knew how difficult it would be to overtake, but Ferrari's misfortune turned into our good fortune and it was important for us to convert the opportunity'', Horner concludes.

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