Before the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at Red Bull, Alexander Albon was told he had two races left to prove he deserved his seat. The British-Thai pilot went on the track in Portimao miserably, so it is almost certain that whatever happens this weekend in Imola, he has to go.
The decision was promised in the vicinity of the Turkish Grand Prix by Red Bull, Sergio Perez, who leaves Racing Point to replace the two most likely nominees, and Nico Hülkenberg, who is looking for an F1 return.
The Dutchman Ziggo Sport asked Verstappen who he wanted.
“Ultimately, it’s not up to me, it’s not up to me to decide. Of course, they ask for my opinion, but I don’t really care who it is at the moment, ”he said, pointing out that since he is not competing for the world championship title, he does not need help or wingman.
“If we were closer to Mercedes, if we could play with strategy, then of course a good co-driver would be good,” he continued.
Some say Verstappen should have a stronger and more experienced competitor to drive, motivate and help the Dutchman even more, but he himself does not feel the need to:
“When I got into Formula 1, it came in handy because I didn’t know enough, I wasn’t experienced enough. But I don’t think there’s such a problem in five or six years, you don’t need that kind of help. “