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Alexander Albon admits he still has much to learn in Formula 1, but feels he has the perfect man to learn from in Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton sent Red Bull new boy Alex Albon a private message that helped to console him after their collision in Brazil cost him his maiden Formula One podium finish.
Max Verstappen says keeping Alex Albon as his teammate was the 'smartest choice' for Red Bull.
'His development is very impressive. I don't think it will take much longer before he can drive right at the front,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
As he pushes to keep his seat at Red Bull for 2020, Alex Albon has welcomed the support of world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Alex Albon says his relationship with Red Bull-Honda is getting 'better and better'.
Alex Albon has impressed Red Bull principal Christian Horner, putting himself in pole position to claim a seat for the 2020 season.
"So far, all of his races have been very good. What he has done so far is a good recommendation for the coming season," says Dr Helmut Marko of Alex Albon.
Daniil Kvyat is definitely staying at Toro Rosso next year.
Alex Albon admits he isn't sure if Red Bull Racing will keep him for 2020.
Lewis Hamilton sent Red Bull new boy Alex Albon a private message that helped to console him after their collision in Brazil cost the Thai driver his maiden Formula 1 podium finish.
Nico Rosberg reckons Lewis Hamilton should not have been hit with a five-second penalty in Brazil because Alex Albon "left the door open".
Thailand's Alex Albon has been rewarded for a series of impressive performances by being signed up on a permanent basis as Red Bull's second driver for the 2020 campaign the team announced
Alex Albon looks set to keep his seat at Red Bull, even though Dr Helmut Marko says he is in 'no rush whatsoever' to make a final decision.
Daniil Kvyat is still in the running to return to Red Bull Racing in 2020.
'He's certainly making a really good play for it. It's his seat to lose in many respects and I think he's done a super job so far,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
'He has some speed to gain in the race. He takes too long to get going,' says Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko.
Alex Albon was described as "impressive" after equalling his best result on Sunday when he finished fifth after starting from the pit lane at the Russian Grand Prix.
Pierre Gasly is not ruling out the possibility of a return to Red Bull for 2020.
After demoting Pierre Gasly, Red Bull now relies on rookie Alex Albon as Verstappen's new teammate.
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