Relegation to the role of Red Bull reserve driver did not extinguish Alex’s dream Albon. The Thai accepted despite himself the decision of team principal Chris Horner and Helmut Marko, who preferred Sergio Perez to him. Albon is on the sidelines but does not want to spend an additional year of ‘purgatory’, between simulator and minor races.
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“I am having a different view of things. I am seeing what happens in the factory behind the scenes, the development work and the simulator. It’s very rewarding but of course that’s not what I want to do in the long run. It’s work that can be intense, I’m focusing on both the 2022 and this year’s car. Of course it’s nice to hear the positive comments about my work (arrived from Perez and Horner, ed), I just want to do the best I can. Whatever I can do for the team, I want to show my worth. But it is mentally tough when you go to the circuits and don’t run. You want to be out there, you want to drive. In terms of age, I’m not old“, He told the official Formula 1 website.”But the Circus moves relatively fast. If you are out for more than a year, the car becomes difficult to drive. A year off is the maximum you can take. The car is evolving so rapidly, the technology is improving. There are not many places available among the teams. In some respects, I rely on others not performing great. This is the F1 driver market. I was lucky when I got my chance, with Daniel Ricciardo’s move causing a domino effect. There is much less movement this year. If I can’t race for Red Bull, there are a couple of teams with which possibilities exist“. Teams that, out of the Red Bull world, should be Alfa Romeo And Williams.