Albon thinks along with De Vries: 'Maybe there is a place for him there'

18-09-2021 08:12 | Updated: 18-09-2021 09:54
by GPblog.com
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Albon thinks along with De Vries: 'Maybe there is a place for him there'

Alexander Albon is back in Formula 1 this season. The Thai driver had to leave the Red Bull Racing team at the end of 2020, but after a year of absence he gets a chance at Williams.

The driver will not have an easy task, as he has to forget about George Russell at the race track. The British driver is having an excellent season at Williams, which earned him a place at Mercedes.

Williams then went looking for a new driver and hesitated between Albon and Nyck de Vries. In the end Albon was the lucky one, partly due to his experience in Formula 1. "I have to say that I don't know exactly what the situation at Alfa Romeo is now, but maybe there is still a place for him there," he thinks along with De Vries at Motorsport.com. "In any case, I know Nyck well and appreciate him too, although of course I am very grateful to be presented with this opportunity."

Help from Albon to Verstappen and Pérez

Albon is helping Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez improve the car this year. "I get along very well with Max and Checo and understand from my own experience of course where the pain points are. The car has indeed improved, but in the basics not much has changed in the last two years and certain things remain tricky. That's when experience helps."

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