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Albon praises Verstappen for ‘hungry’ mentality: “he really wants this world championship”


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Alexander Albon hopes that the World Championship will be even more exciting in the coming races. The Thai Briton states that Mercedes has developed very well, but that Red Bull also has an excellent reputation in that area.

The Formula 1 season of 2021 is in full swing and it is still very exciting. Although Lewis Hamilton currently has a 14-point lead over Max Verstappen, it can be said that the drivers are very well matched. They are usually very close to each other during both qualifying and the race. Alexander Albon can enjoy that. “You can see how hungry Max is,” says Albon in his column for GQ Magazine. “Those first laps in Imola and Barcelona, ​​where he really stuck out his elbows, really showed that.”

Verstappen is focused
“He wants to [win] this world championship and I hope that the battle will really develop further in the course of the season. It would be great to see this fight grow and then fight for it at the end, ”he continues. Although Red Bull Racing maintains that it is still fully focused on 2021, according to Albon the teams are already working on 2022. “The teams are also already aware of the radical changes to the regulations for next year. This will add some extra spice to the overall development race towards the end of the season, ”said the Thai Briton.

Mercedes fights back
“It has been very tight at the front of the field. Mercedes was very behind in Bahrain, but they have shown before that they can fight back, ”he continues. “They have also developed the car at a rapid pace,” he adds. “You don’t accidentally win seven consecutive world championships. It seems the speed advantage we had in Bahrain was matched in Barcelona. But it is still very early in the season and the ladies and gentlemen in the factory have a reputation for being able to develop very quickly in the season, ”said Albon.

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