Current Alexander Albon

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Albon won't touch Max at the moment - at least not this season. Albon and LeClerc have mixed it up and gone head to head at nearly every level as they've come through the junior system. LeClerc has always shown himself to be quicker over a full year but Albon can beat him in the day. Will be interesting to see if he can get on terms with him for rest of the season considering that Red Bull is improving and the Ferrari appears not to be.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
yeah its highly unlikely that he will match Verstappen, not because he isn't good enough because its toughest task on the grid I think only Hamilton maybe Leclerc on his day could beat Verstappen how he's driving. if he finishes 6th 30 secs ahead of B Race & within 10/15 seconds on Verstappen that would be a success.

but I think he capable because of the pressure aspect I know I go on about it but he's come into weekends with bigger pressure with his single seater career on the line, he had 1 race deal in F2 he hadn't impressed could've been all over, get his opptunity repays DAMS faith with next 3 poles. with little budget he knew that he had to challenge for title to have a chance at progression & not end up like a Valsecchi Leimer Rossi Markelov
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Anything less than 20 seconds is what Red Bull want to see and definitely not being lapped. At this stage beat the Ferraris must be the aim
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
How do we think Albon has done in his first two races? He's looked fiesty but his results have not been much better than Gasly. He has been helped by some poorer Max results so there is no proper comparison. It was interesting to me though that last time out, if he's not had mechanical issues, Kvyat was on for a top 6 finish and being top Red Bull driver.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
I think he has done as well as expected when you consider at Spa he was at the back and Monza Red Bull were mysteriously off the pace . This weekend is going to a good assessment of his level on a circuit more suited to Red Bull
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
Nearest he's got to a home race I think (if you don't count Silverstone) so will be interesting.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
i think albon is doing better than gasly. just a feeling im getting. he pulled over some great overtakes i think he is being quite conservative in 1st half in the 2 races but nothing wrong with that. because there is no point being awesome for 40 laps but never making the finish & binning it.

difference between albon & gasly is that i think albon has the pace but in early stages cautious. Gasly was behind because he didnt have pace to overtake
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
I'm a big Albon fan but I suspect we all think he is doing better than Gasly because the F1 press talk about him far more positively than they do Gasly. I think their results have been much the same so far. I just think there is more of a willingness within the F1 media for Albon to succeed than there was Gasly.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
So far him and Verstappen have not had a straight head to head quali to gauge their levels

Every race weekend Channel 4 kept slipping in that Gasly was under pressure even though I don't think people cared about him compared to the other top drivers unless you were Red Bull
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Contributor
The F1 media were saying Gasly was under pressure before the season had even started. Sometimes it feels like they've written a storyline before things have actually happened.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Well he has got big shoes to fill because it was Ricciardo's and up against Verstappen which is a serious baptism of fire. There is a feeling that he was promoted because Red Bull were reluctant to pair Verstappen / Sainz again. So you can't say he truly deserved it
 
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