This time a yr in the past, Alex Albon knew his 2020 job was to avoid wasting his Method 1 drive with Pink Bull.
What adopted was a season that began with such promise – together with the temporary probability of a shock win within the season opener earlier than that conflict with Lewis Hamilton – however shortly grew to become ever extra painful. It ended on a excessive, and included two podium finishes (one thing Pierre Gasly did not handle as a Pink Bull driver), however the rise merely introduced Albon again to the place he’d roughly been.
In contrast to the earlier yr, Pink Bull gave its under-pressure driver a full season to show he ought to be stored on for 2021. However in the long run it opted to herald an outdoor rent as a substitute, for the primary time in 13 years, with loads of proof from Albon’s outcomes exhibiting simply why its hand had been so pressured as Sergio Perez comes on-board for the upcoming marketing campaign.