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Albon has done "everything Red Bull could have asked" - Horner

Albon has done "everything Red Bull could have asked" - Horner

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Albon has done "everything Red Bull could have asked" - Horner

Albon has done "everything Red Bull could have asked" - Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said he couldn't ask for more from driver Alex Albon after scoring fifth place in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Albon has come under fire for failing to match the results of team-mate Max Verstappen in the early races of 2020, but Horner believes the Thai-British driver has performed as well as can be expected given his relative lack of experience compared to the nine time race winner.

Horner said: "He really delivered everything we could have asked for in that respect and, in another couple of laps he would have been on Charles Leclerc's tail.

"What really impressed me was his race craft. It was clean but firm and extremely brave with some great overtakes around the outside of Copse being the real stand-out."

He added: "It is all about confidence and everyone has to remember that Alex has not got a lot of F1 experience compared to his teammate. People say F1 is not a finishing school, but in many ways it is as these drivers are constantly learning and evolving."

Analysing his performance, Albon said: "We’re getting there. I think two weeks in a row at Silverstone obviously helped us directly compare everything from one week to the next and the car did feel much better at the second race weekend so that’s very positive.

"Of course we still need to do our work and that doesn’t all happen overnight but we’ll keep pushing and try to extract more from our package to get me more comfortable with the car."

Team boss Christian Horner was impressed by Albon's Sunday recovery drive, describing his performance as "fantastic".

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