Former F1 driver Christijan Albers has criticised Red Bull, saying that the team is “super disorganised” and lacks professionalism.
The team has enjoyed a huge amount of success since joining the world of Formula 1 in 2005.
From 201o to 2013, they were the sport’s dominant force, winning both World Championships in each of the four seasons, and they’ve contuied to regularly win races and pick up podiums since then.
However, they have not got their hands on a title since the start of the hybrid era, failing to come close to getting the better of Mercedes.
In the eyes of Albers, they’re not organised enough to do so.
“Everything in that team has to be cool, eccentric, and flashy,” he said on De Telegraaf podcast.
“But when you look at them from a distance, they are super disorganized.
“Nothing to the detriment of Max Verstappen, but other teams have a lot more professionalism in terms of communication.”
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Albers also doubts that the engine freeze will be as beneficial for Helmut Marko and co as they expect it to be.
They pushed hard for all development on engines to be halted from 2022 to 2025 to be pushed through soon after Honda announced their intention to leave the sport, even threatening to walk away from the grid themselves if their competitors didn’t approve such a measure.
Ultimately, the team got their way, with it unanimously given the green lights.
The Dutchman though thinks that it may not work out too well for them as Honda could leave them with a poor engine at the end of the 2021 campaign to go into the freeze with.
“Red Bull probably thinks the freeze is great,” he said.
“Only when it turns out that the Honda engine is bad do they cry again.
“What if Honda does not have a good engine for next year? Then Red Bull has a serious problem because they cannot further develop the engine until 2025.”
Red Bull will be feeling confident that they won’t face such a problem, with Honda recently stating that the fact that it’s their last year in F1 motivated them to introduce more upgrades than originally planned.
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