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Albon move imminent? 'Relationship between driver and team is better here'

Albon move imminent? 'Relationship between driver and team is better here'

17-08-2021 09:17 Last update: 10:17
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During his tumultuous season as Max Verstappen's teammate at Red Bull Racing, Alexander Albon failed to convince the team's top executives and was passed over in favour of Sergio Perez. Currently working as a DTM driver for the team, however, Albon is also looking around searching for options in other racing classes. For example, he has been in talks with Indycar team owner Dale Coyne for some time now.

"He’s been on our radar for a while and we’ve been speaking with him for over a year now and he’s interested, for sure", Dale Coyne said in an interview with F1i.com about the former teammate of Max Verstappen, who paid a visit to the Indycar grid last weekend. Coyne is also the man who offered Romain Grosjean a seat in the racing class last year.

"Grosjean and Alex talked together for quite a while," Coyne continued. "Romain was telling him it was fun to be in IndyCar, a lot of less pressure, better relationships between teams, team owners, and between drivers."

"And I think Alex appreciates that the teams here aren’t set up to have one guy as number one and the other as the bridesmaid. That’s something Alex has been through, right?" the team boss said.

Relief

Coyne concludes as follows: "So anyway, I think if they’re used to the pressure of Formula 3, 2 and especially Formula 1, drivers find IndyCar a breath of fresh air. The hard work is what’s done on track, in pitlane and in the engineering trailer. There’s not the politicking and pressure."

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