There Red Bull today, in addition to the official drivers who respond to the name of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, it boasts a third guide of all value with the caliber of Alexander Albon. The Thai, after making his F1 debut at the wheel of the Red Bull in 2019 (today AlphaTauri), he was promoted at the wheel of the Austrian car in mid-season and then confirmed for the 2020 championship, suffering, however, the direct confrontation with Mad Max. For the 2021 world championship, his place was thus entrusted to the Mexican ex Racing Point, with Albon relegated to the role of third driver.
Thus, while the AlphaTauri AF Corse standard bearer in DTM the Alfa Romeo team principal awaits the developments of a still uncertain future Frédéric Vasseur he wanted to underline the qualities of the driver with a British passport. Interviewed by RaceFans, the French manager focused on the period in which Albon played in the minor categories, when the transalpine was impressed by the skills of the young driver: “He was pure talent – commented Vasseur – probably one who was able to express himself at the highest levels with go-karts “.
However, while being part of the program of the Red Bull Junior Team in 2012, the Thai lost two years later the opportunity to pursue his own path regularly, once again in favor of an arrembante Verstappen. “It was unfortunate to find himself in front of Max” commented the Alfa Romeo team principal, who in the past was able to welcome the seven-time world champion to his GP2 (Art Grand Prix) team Lewis Hamilton.
Finally, the Frenchman wanted to comment on the performances of the young drivers present in Formula 1 today, being amazed by the talent of some of them, focusing in particular on Gasly: “Pierre – added Vasseur – he is doing a good job as well as other kids of this generation, including Or with. I believe all of them will make it to the top. In Formula 1 there will always be one or two dominant teams, but at least there will also be five or six top-tier drivers ”.