1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has said he believes that Alex Albon is the “worst second driver” to have ever raced with Red Bull.
His remarks come hot on the heels of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which saw Albon have yet another poor weekend in Formula One.
“He does not deserve his place at Red Bull. Albon is the worst second driver ever at Red Bull,” Villeneuve said in a recent interview with Sky Italia.
Continuing, the Canadian, known for his controversial remarks, said Albon is getting worse despite Red Bull’s best efforts to defend him and boost his confidence.
“However, he is protected by the team management and always gets the confidence, but he is certainly not of the level that a Red Bull driver should have.
“He’s getting worse, even though they keep trying to help him,” he added.
And, Villeneuve insisted that Albon is being given more time to prove himself at Red Bull simply because of his nationality.
“He is only there through his passport, because he [Red Bull’s Thai owner] owns half of the company and that’s why he is protected.”
Earlier this week, a source told Formula1News.co.uk that Red Bull have already decided to drop Alex Albon at the end of the season.
However, Helmut Marko later insisted that the Thai driver has until the very last race of the 2020 F1 season to prove his worth and redeem himself.
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