Alex Albon gives his verdict on claims that Red Bull develops its cars around Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen has been nothing short of sensational in the last few years of Formula 1.


Alex Albon gives his verdict on claims that Red Bull develops its cars around Max Verstappen

Alex Albon and Max Verstappen (images via IMAGO)

The 2023 F1 season has ended with Max Verstappen scoring an ultra-impressive nineteen Grand Prix wins. While the season is done as dusted, former Red Bull and current Williams driver, Alex Albon has given his take on whether hristain Horner’s team builds its cars around Verstappen.

Max Verstappen was on a war path during the recently concluded campaign. He bashed his rivals left and right, and, at the end of it all, triumphed in nineteen events out of the 22 that took place. Moreover, in the process of doing so, secured his third world title and also helped Red Bull in securing the Constructors.

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The 26-year-old has added several stars to his CV after the 2023 F1 season and Alex Albon, who has had first-hand experience of being Verstappen’s teammate, feels the Dutchman’s racecraft is way superior. While talking on a podcast, he was asked whether Red Bull builds its car around him. As a response, he said Via High Performance Podcast;

Truthfully, the car is, what it is. He has quite a unique driving style actually, it's not that easy to get along with. My driving style is a bit more on the smooth side. But his level of sharp and direct is kind of another, it's a whole different level.

Max Verstappen has been the top dog in F1 since 2021

While Alex Albon has indicated that it is very hard to be Max Verstappen’s teammate, the latter has been dominating the pinnacle of motor racing since the start of the 2022 F1 season. He won his first world title in a nail-biting affair against Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi GP in 2021.

Max Verstappen (Credits: Imago)
Max Verstappen (Credits: Imago)

Since then, he has never looked back and has kept on climbing the ladder of success in the sport. With his 2023 triumph, he has now won the F1 world championship thrice in consecutive years. Moreover, until the end of 2025, he is the out-and-out favorite to keep winning in the F1.

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Max Verstappen has several years ahead of him and considering this, there is a very real chance of him equalling or breaking Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher‘s long-standing F1 record. Both have managed to amass a brilliant seven world championships.

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