Stories of pressure to be Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate ‘a myth’ – Albon
Alexandre albon tells all the stories surrounding pressure races in a second Red bull racing seat next to it Max Verstappen are “a myth,” and it was only internal pressure that cost him his seat on the team for 2021.
Albon lost his training with Red Bull for this season as the team opted to replace him with the Mexican Sergio Perez, with the Anglo-Thai pilot descending to the role of test and reserve pilot. However, it will end up on the Formula 1 grid in 2022 when it replaces Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team-bounce Georges russel To Williams racing.
With Pérez seemingly struggling, as does Albon and Pierre Gasly before him as Verstappen’s teammate, the role of the team’s second driver was again discussed, with many feeling that the pressure of being the Dutchman’s teammate puts too much pressure on every driver.
However, Albon believes this is not the case, and it was the inner pressure that was the determining factor in his success with Red Bull in the second half of 2019 and the entire 2020 campaign.
“To be honest, all the pressure stories are a bit of a myth,” Albon told Motorsport-Total.com. “The main thing is that the driver puts the pressure on himself, it comes from you. “
Albon says the media in Formula One manages to make things a lot worse than they are, which is not as prevalent in the DTM Series, the category in which he races in 2021 in a supported AlphaTauri AF Corsica Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. He starts the penultimate round of this weekend at Hockenheim Ring sixth in the standings with a victory under his belt, which came to the Nürburgring in August.
“The media are much more aggressive there”, he said. “You are always there to perform and do your job well. So when I ride in DTM, I put the pressure on myself to do well.