ASTON MARTIN RED BULL RACING RB16 - ALEXANDER ALBON - 70TH ANNIVERSARY GP 2020
Alexander Albon burst onto the Formula 1 scene in 2019 and hadn't even been in the King's class for six months before he got the opportunity of a lifetime with Red Bull. The question was, could he take it?
The year 2020 was his first full season at Red Bull, but it didn't go well for the British-Thai driver. While teammate Verstappen was busy collecting podium finishes at the start of the season in his Honda-powered RB16, Albon had yet to even get on the podium. And so we arrived at the 70th anniversary Grand Prix, the fifth round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, which took place at Silverstone from 7 to 9 August.
A week earlier, Albon had finished a disappointing eighth, so it was just about time for an improvement. But he failed to improve his form in qualifying, finishing only 9th. In the race, he was able to make up some ground, as the #23 Red Bull came all the way up to fifth place, scoring another valuable points for Red Bull. However, the picture was clouded by the fact that while Albon finished fifth, his team-mate beat the Mercedes to win the race.
Albon's season was no longer a triumph. True, he managed two podiums, but at the end of the season the energy drinkers thanked him for his work and voted to give Sergio Pérez the nod for 2021 instead, while the Briton-Thai can continue in the DTM. Will this be Alexander Albon's last Formula 1 car? Time will tell. You can buy the Minichamps 1:43 scale model car now at Pit Lane Modelshop.
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