Alex Albon has spoken about Max Verstappen’s mental strength and how it influenced him.

Albon was Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull Racing in 2019 and 2020. Though Albon did not have a seat in 2021, he stayed at Red Bull as the test and reserve driver, so he was still in touch with the Dutchman.

Albon admitted that Verstappen’s mentality impressed him when they were working together.

“More than anything, I was surprised by his ability not to worry. Mentally, he’s incredible,” he told

“He just drives the car and doesn’t think about the consequences or anything else that’s happening. That inspired me.

“If [Max] finished behind Lewis [Hamilton], he said, ‘Okay, never mind.’ If he led or won a race, it was also, ‘Okay, never mind’.”

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