Christian Horner has said work Alex Albon did in the simulator during the Monaco GP race weekend was key to Red Bull’s success there.

It proved to be the best round of the team’s season so far as, thanks to a victory for Max Verstappen and a P4 finish for Sergio Perez, they took the lead of both championships.

Key to the Dutchman’s win was the fact he qualified in P2 and effectively started on pole after Charles Leclerc was not able to start the race.

Horner says Verstappen was struggling after the first day of practice but simulation work from Albon, now the test and reserve driver, turned that around to help the team find a better set-up.

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