The F1 Nation podcast featured Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner who discussed the highs of Max Verstappen and it being tough on Alexander Albon and more.

  • As is typical of the F1 Nation episodes, it began with a chat among the hosts about the latest Grand Prix, and Lewis Hamilton’s unbelievable performance, as well as his more emotional mindset.
  • Tom Clarkson and Alex Jacques talked about Valtteri Bottas’ comments on the 2020 F1 championship slipping away, and the former humored the latter by telling of a story that had been floating around the paddock that the Finn, upon entering the Spain cool-down room, watched the TV with the Sky F1 Broadcast, on which Nico Rosberg was ripping into the Finn.
  • After this – and a fleeting playing of Sebastian Vettel’s radio messages – there was a discussion about his season and his persistent struggles.
  • An interview with Christian Horner ensued, on which the Brit opened by stating that the highlight of his year has been his driver, Max Verstappen’s driving – something which he delved deeper into in the following minutes.
  • On Red Bull as a whole, Horner stressed the impressive work of the pit crews, and discussed the general feeling at the factory and in the garage, and F1 team morale.
  • Horner was reluctant to say that Red Bull will be out-pacing Mercedes any time soon, as he added on how the RB16 has evolved from winter testing until now
  • Once again on the topic of Verstappen, Horner answered a question about how the Dutchman might fair with a more experienced teammate, and how this would affect him.
  • On this note, he covered how being the teammate of Verstappen weighs on Albon, and whether or not Bottas has a harder job being alongside Hamilton than the Thai does the 22-year-old.
  • Horner hypothesized that the unsettled RB16 might be incompatible with the driving style of Albon, who he says has tried to drive around this issue, to no avail.
  • The Briton also agreed with the interviewer’s assessment of the F1 paddock, which, without the fat and seasoning of the VIP guests, or the large sponsor presence, is almost a purified version of its former self, full of individuals who can all focus on merely the racing.
  • Here the interview ended, and the hosts spent the next few minutes digesting the comments of Horner, as they talked about the Red Bull young driver program, and the likes of Yuki Tsunoda.

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Here’s the last episode of F1 Nation

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