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Sport Horner: Red Bull "committed" to Albon for remainder of 2020 F1 season

14:35  26 october  2020
14:35  26 october  2020 Source:   autosport.com

Horner: Punctured radiator led to Albon retirement in Eifel GP

  Horner: Punctured radiator led to Albon retirement in Eifel GP Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon's retirement from the Eifel Grand Prix was triggered by debris puncturing a radiator . © LAT Images Horner: Punctured radiator led to Albon retirement Horner believes that the Red Bull driver would have been challenging for a podium had he not retired - despite an early pit stop that compromised his race.Albon locked up on the first lap and the subsequent vibration issue led to a pitstop on lap eight, which was significantly earlier than planned.

Red Bull have named Alex Albon as their second Formula 1 driver for next season . Red Bull demoted Pierre Gasly to its junior team Toro Rosso Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner said there was still "plenty of potential to unlock" in the youngster, who made his Formula 1 debut for

Horner said Red Bull have experience of such a scenario, having “Our joint focus for the remainder of the 2020 and 2021 seasons are unchanged, to As a signatory to Formula 1 ’s latest Concorde Agreement, Red Bull Racing remains committed to the sport in the long term and we look forward to

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that the team is "committed" to Alex Albon for the rest of the 2020 Formula 1 season, amid speculation over his future.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Red Bull © LAT Images Red Bull

Horner insists that there is no plan to replace the Anglo-Thai driver for the final races, despite that being an obvious opportunity to give some early mileage to a potential replacement should the decision be made to make a change.

Horner noted in Portugal last weekend that Albon had to show signs of progress relative to team mate Max Verstappen in Portugal and "particularly Imola," hinting that he is up against a deadline to secure his seat for 2021.

Buemi now Red Bull/AlphaTauri reserve as Sette Camara rejoins Super Formula

  Buemi now Red Bull/AlphaTauri reserve as Sette Camara rejoins Super Formula Sebastian Buemi is officially on reserve duty for the AlphaTauri and Red Bull Formula 1 teams after Sergio Sette Camara was able to enter Japan to race in Super Formula . © LAT Images Buemi now official Red Bull/AlphaTauri reserve Sette Camara has been the reserve for the two Red Bull-owned teams this season, and has been present at races.The Brazilian was supposed to be combining the reserve role with a Super Formula programme, but COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that he missed the first two races of the delayed season.

Horner said Red Bull would have to make a decision in the next few weeks on who would partner Verstappen next year and was not worried about Perez or Hulkenberg becoming unavailable. " I think any of those drivers would obviously pick Red Bull as a priority over any other seat so I would

Alexander Albon will not be ousted at Red Bull before the end of the 2020 season , affirms its Team Principal Christian Horner . Albon suffered another arduous race on Sunday, coming away from the Portuguese Grand Prix in “We’re committed to Alex for this year,” Horner said. “He’s a great guy

In addition, Horner also confirmed that if Albon is dropped the team would look outside its regular pool for an experienced replacement for 2021, with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez the prime candidates.

"The reality is there's not so many races left in the season," he said. "And it's getting to that time of year where we need to start thinking about next year obviously, so I think within the next few weeks, we're going to have to make a decision."

He added: "I think that you've got to look at all of the options, and I don't think we'd be doing our job if we didn't look at the situation within F1, in that there are obviously drivers that have got significant experience and ability, and that is a very unusual situation, that could be available."

No extra pressure for Red Bull F1's Albon amidst replacement rumours

  No extra pressure for Red Bull F1's Albon amidst replacement rumours Alex Albon says he doesn't feel under any extra pressure despite ongoing suggestions his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team might look outside its pool of drivers in 2021 . © LAT Images No extra pressure for Albon amidst replacement rumours Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko said recently the option was available to take Nico Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez if a more experienced driver was seen as the key to a constructors' championship challenge in 2021 - the team's final year with works Honda support.

Alexander Albon . Formula 1 has announced the opening eight races of the 2020 calendar following the postponement of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship due to the global COVID-19 Red Bull ' committed ' to F 1 and evaluating power unit options following Honda departure news.

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - British-born Thai racer Alexander Albon will continue to partner Max Verstappen at Red Bull in 2020 , the Formula One team announced on Tuesday. The 23-year-old made his debut with Red Bull -owned Toro Rosso this season but replaced under-performing French

a fire truck that is driving down the road: Red Bull © LAT Images Red Bull

However when asked by Autosport if an early decision would open up the opportunity to try a different driver in the final races - with free agent Hulkenberg available to step in - Horner downplayed the suggestion.

"Well, we're committed to Alex for this year," he said.

"And as I say, everybody in the team wants him to lay claim to the seat next year. He's a great guy. We believe he does have talent.

"He's still only in his second year of F1. And it's tough, it's very tough. It's mentally tough. It's tough going up against Max.

"And he showed he can bounce back previously, and I really hope for him that he can bounce back from a difficult weekend here in Imola next weekend."

Hulkenberg and Perez are both talking to other teams, with the Mexican strongly linked to a Williams seat. However Horner is not worried about losing a chance to hire them should they sign elsewhere first.

"Well, I think any of those drivers would obviously put Red Bull as a priority over any other seats, so I would imagine that they would wait to see what decision is."

Verstappen: I won't be satisfied with career until I seize Hamilton's title .
Max Verstappen admits he won’t be happy until he dethrones Lewis Hamilton and is crowned Formula One champion, writes Will Jennings. The 23-year-old Aston Martin Red Bull Racing driver won the prestigious 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone this season and sits third in the World Drivers’ Championship behind six-time winner Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Perfectionist Verstappen has spent this season chasing the Silver Arrows pair and their superior car and says he won’t be fully satisfied until he’s winning world championships. “I will never be happy if I’m not winning, and if you’re not first in the Championship.

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