Alex Albon believes Max Verstappen will proceed his record-breaking profitable streak after the Dutchman broke the file for probably the most wins in an F1 season on the Mexican Grand Prix.
Victory on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was Verstappen’s 14th win of the season, eclipsing the joint file of 13 held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel in 2004 and 2013 respectively.
Verstappen has now additionally gained eight of the final 9 races, with Singapore the one race he hasn’t gained since July’s Austrian Grand Prix, the place he completed second.
And Albon, who was Verstappen’s teammate at Purple Bull within the second half of 2019 and all through 2020, believes the two-time World Champion is “on the prime of his sport.”
Albon backs Verstappen
“I believe he is fairly on prime of his type proper now,” Albon replied when requested by RacingNews365.com about Verstappen’s achievement.
“Even his lap in qualifying [to take pole in Mexico] was an excellent lap – when you watch the onboard, it was a really clear lap.
“So he’s on the prime of his sport and there is two extra races [this season], so I reckon it [Verstappen’s winning streak] goes to maintain on going.
“There’s a number of respect for that and he is nonetheless really comparatively younger as properly.
“However he is obtained a number of expertise and you may see that confidence he brings.”
Suggestions handed to Albon
Albon – who had a quiet race to twelfth in Mexico – additionally revealed the information he had picked up from Verstappen throughout their time collectively at Purple Bull.
“It was extra about how you can arrange the automotive for lengthy runs – I type of picked it up as I went alongside, [although] it was possibly a bit too late,” he joked.
“I perceive the philosophy of a quick automotive far more, particularly a System 1 automotive as a result of it’s completely different with the Pirelli tyres because it may not at all times really feel that simple to drive, however there’s a solution to be fast round them.”