Alex Albon says he wants to be able to “drive with” his Red Bull car after feeling he has been ‘fighting it’ so far during the 2020 Formula 1 season. 

The Anglo-Thai has found himself in the spotlight after being unable to match the performance level of his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen in the opening six races of the season. 

Albon has managed a best result of fourth place at the Styrian Grand Prix and has been comprehensively out-performed by Verstappen in both qualifying and the races, taking just 40 points compared to the Dutchman, who occupies second place in the championship standings with 95 points. 

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has continued to back his driver and believes that Albon could throw himself into podium contention with improved results on Saturday, but Albon reckons there is not one single area to focus on. 

“There’s not one area in particular but of course, just trying to drive around or drive with the car rather than trying to fight it - that’s the main feeling,” Albon said during Thursday’s F1 press conference ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. 

“It’s getting there. Obviously I want it to happen quicker and immediately but things like that don’t happen overnight so it does take a bit of time and work. I am sure it will come eventually.” 

Red Bull recently drafted in Daniel Ricciardo’s former race engineer Simon Rennie in a bid to help Albon, who is returning to the scene of his Red Bull debut from 12 months ago. 

“Obviously Simon has worked with Daniel in the past and with numerous drivers before that, It’s been going well,” he explained. 

“Simon obviously has that experience, as you could imagine. Everything has fallen in pretty smoothly. 

“We already started working on the simulator before on the track, as well, we did a couple of tests during last year. It’s been going well.”