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Albon backs former teammate Verstappen to smash new F1 record

Alex Albon believes Max Verstappen can keep on adding to his 2022 win tally after breaking the record for all-time season wins in F1.

Alex Albon believes Max Verstappen will continue his record-breaking winning streak after the Dutchman broke the record for the most wins in an F1 season at the Mexican Grand Prix. Victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was Verstappen's 14th win of the season, eclipsing the joint record of 13 held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel in 2004 and 2013 respectively. Verstappen has now also won eight of the last nine races, with Singapore the only race he hasn't won since July's Austrian Grand Prix, where he finished second. And Albon, who was Verstappen's teammate at Red Bull in the second half of 2019 and throughout 2020, believes the two-time World Champion is "at the top of his game."

Albon backs Verstappen

"I think he's pretty on top of his form right now," Albon replied when asked by RacingNews365.com about Verstappen's achievement. "Even his lap in qualifying [to take pole in Mexico] was a very good lap – if you watch the onboard, it was a very clean lap. "So he is at the top of his game and there's two more races [this season], so I reckon it [Verstappen's winning streak] is going to keep on going. "There's a lot of respect for that and he's still actually relatively young as well. "But he's got a lot of experience and you can see that confidence he brings."

Tips passed to Albon

Albon – who had a quiet race to 12th in Mexico – also revealed the tips he had picked up from Verstappen during their time together at Red Bull. "It was more about how to set up the car for long runs – I kind of picked it up as I went along, [although] it was maybe a bit too late," he joked. "I understand the philosophy of a fast car much more, especially a Formula 1 car because it is different with the Pirelli tyres as it might not always feel that easy to drive, but there is a way to be quick around them."

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