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Albon: Red Bull know what I want in 2020

Albon: Red Bull know what I want in 2020

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Albon: Red Bull know what I want in 2020

Albon: Red Bull know what I want in 2020

Alexander Albon hopes that he will be able to shape Red Bull's 2020 car more to his liking when he takes part in his first pre-season with the team next year.

Albon was thrust into the senior team just 12 races into his Formula 1 career when the decision was taken to demote Pierre Gasly amid a first half-season of struggle for the Frenchman.

Gasly impressed back in the junior team, and secured his maiden F1 podium in Brazil, while Albon was a beacon of consistency, finishing in the top six in every outing for Red Bull bar Interlagos where he was punted out of a podium spot on the penultimate lap by Lewis Hamilton.

The Thai driver's whirlwind introduction to F1 came with its limitations as well as obvious peaks, and he hopes stability in 2020 will garner even better results.

Albon told Motorsport.com: "You can't change that much [during a grand prix weekend], because you can't risk just going crazy with it, but I think already, the team really understand kind of what I want in the car.

"That's really where we can really start to focus. At testing the atmosphere is obviously a little bit different. You have better comparisons, not like in FP1 and FP2 when you've got four hours in between a session and things like that.

"So it will be really good time and it's a very important time where you have to really focus on your time, on your scheduling and making sure you're getting the most out of it.

"Even if we say it's time to learn and time to experiment, we've only got three days for testing before we get to Melbourne.

"It's still limited, but of course, it's better than nothing."

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