How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive

How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive

Red Bull made a bold call when it promoted Alex Albon to its senior Formula 1 team when he had just half a season of grand prix racing experience. We explain exactly how he's done enough to keep one of the best drives on the grid

Unusually for a press release, Red Bull's announcement on Tuesday morning that Alex Albon will continue as Max Verstappen's team-mate in 2020 hit the nail on the head. Team principal Christian Horner's quote included the phrase "tenacious, fiercely committed racer" to describe the 23-year-old.

Both of these qualities have been on display over the past year or so.

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