Red Bull Racing announced this week that Max Verstappen will have Sergio Pérez as a teammate next season. This leads to the fact that in 2021 there will be no place for Alexander Albon in Formula One and that is a sensitive tick for him.
“ I‘m not going to lie about it, this hurts,” says the Thai driver in an Instagram post. “I gave everything during this season, but it wasn’t good enough.” Albon finished third in a Grand Prix twice this year and finished in seventh place with 105 points in the stand. That‘s not half the points Verstappen managed to race together.
Yet Albon remains combative. “I’m not giving up. I‘ve plunged into this adventure and have no intention of stopping now. There’s more I have to offer. That is why I will do everything I can to return in 2022 and make the Thai flags shine.”
“ I would like to thank all supporters, and especially my fans from Thailand,” he says. “In the midst of all the opinions that were going around, you were always there to drag me through it.”