Alex Albon on problems due to Max Verstappen

"And when I got into the Red Bull … I mean there was so much nose on the thing that if you blew on the wheel the car would turn. "

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Alex Albon on problems due to Max Verstappen

Alex Albon talked about his adventure in Red Bull and the problems he faced. It was not easy to be Max Verstappen's teammate, and Albon believes that the 'car' was set up in a way that suited the Dutchman. “This isn’t to throw shade at anyone at Red Bull Racing or Max or anything, honestly.

But the car is set up in a unique way that is built around the lead driver, and that’s Max. And, look, I totally get why. I mean, when all is said and done, he might be the greatest driver of all time. But he has a very distinct style of driving, and he likes the car set up a certain way that’s hard for a lot of drivers to sync up with.

Of course, you can tinker and tweak your own car, but just the Red Bull in general is suited to Max’s style”. - he said for Player's Tribune, as quoted by crash.net

Alex Albon and Red Bull's car

Albon also spoke about the handling of Red Bull's car.

He compared it to a popular video game. “I like a lot of front end and nose. I’ve been teammates with George and Charles and I’ve always had way more nose than them. Basically think front-end sensitivity. And when I got into the Red Bull … I mean there was so much nose on the thing that if you blew on the wheel the car would turn.

If you play Call of Duty, or a game like that, turn your sensitivity up to the highest it will go. That’s what it’s like to drive that car. And like I said, I completely understand why. Max was, at the time, a future world champion. It was clear for all to see. So, of course, you’re going to build your car how he likes”.

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