“I can bounce back” – Alex Albon promised to fight back for the Red Bull spot in 2022, currently enjoyed by Sergio Perez, who signed on to replace Albon.
Alex Albon faces the brutal side of F1, As Red Bull removed him from the post after a spectacular performance in 2020. Sergio Perez, who had a banging season with Racing Point, was then signed as a replacement.
Albert, unlike Pierre Galli, was not sent back by Red Bull to Alpha Tory and was named as a reserve driver, who would join the contingent for every Grand Prix.
With a discouraging course of events, Albon is still set to fight for his already held position and sees himself back in 2022 at the regular starting spot.
“I’ve been through this type of situation many times in my racing career, so it’s not all too bad, let’s say,” he said of the situation Motorsport week. “There is no violin in the background!
He said, “It’s about coming back now.” I trust myself, I know I can bounce back, and that is my goal. There is no secret that it was a tough car and it was a tough season for me last year, so you have to take it.
“My response is not so much thinking ‘why and why’, it’s more thinking ‘now what can I do to get back into this’ and fight for it. They [Red Bull] If I didn’t believe them, they would get rid of me – if they didn’t believe me.
“So from my side, I know they still trust me, they still believe in what I can do, and we still have to see how to work during this year and next year . “
I will learn from the paddock.
Albon will have a reserve driver role in 2021, and in addition, he will also be associated with some selected races at DTM. So, Albon feels that he will learn a lot even without live-action in an F1 car.
“I won’t be in the car this year but that’s all I can do,” he said. “I will be involved in every race, so I can understand from at least one engineering side how the team operates more deeply, but it was also about being on top of the car.
“It was not an easy car last year, and a part of me knows for a fact that if I could have been more comfortable with it, the performance would have been much stronger.
“This is what I’m doing now; For this RB16B, it’s about improving the car. I am doing a lot of things in winter. “