Alex Albon has described his gruelling simulator schedule which has helped turn Red Bull into World Championship contenders this year.

Twelve months ago, the London-born Thai driver was about to embark on his first full season of racing for Red Bull having been promoted at Pierre Gasly’s expense midway through 2019.

But come the end of the 2020 campaign, Albon was dropped in favour of Sergio Perez and this season he is spending his time in the sim and competing in selected DTM events – he finished fourth and seventh on his debut in that series at Monza last weekend.

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