Marko explains why Albon lost his Red Bull seat

Marko explains why Albon lost his Red Bull seat

Red Bull advisor, Helmut Marko Reveals that Alexander Albon who lost the opportunity to fight for the world championship title with Red Bull in 2021 was not consistent enough to keep his seat with the team. He is very sure that Sergio Perez will be very consistent when he races with the team this year.

Albon’s nervousness and lack of consistency worried the team as they put on their fight to take the world championship and the team had to seek another F1 driver who would give better results for the team in 2021.

Red Bull later went ahead to pick Sergio Perez, who was previously racing for Racing Point now Aston Martin and this move alone took the F1 paddock by surprise. This is because Red Bull does not source for drivers outside its young drivers academy since 2007, when Mark Webber joined the team from Williams.

However, Marko explained their reason for the move to take perez.

“Despite all our efforts with Alex Albon, no consistency could be achieved and he became nervous, for example, with dismantling tires”, Marko outlined to German website Speedweek.

According to the Austrian, talks with the Thai driver’s replacement, Sergio Perez, didn’t begin until very late in the season – though when they did, the deal was very easy to finalise.

“We only talked more closely in Bahrain during a longer break between two races. Everyone lived together, so that wasn’t very noticeable”, Marko stated. “Then it went quickly to the signature

“Perez has been in Formula 1 for 10 years and experienced all the ups and downs. He is aware of the great opportunity, no-nonsense will come [from him].”

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