Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko says the team must have two drivers who can maximise their point scores in the constructors’ championship next year.
Alexander Albon has contributed just 64 of the team’s 211 points so far this year – less than half of Max Verstappen’s total. Speaking on Sky Sport Germany, Marko said there was no urgency to change Red Bull’s line-up mid-season this year.
“At present we have no problems in the constructors championship because with Max and [Albon] we are in a good place,” said Marko. “The fights behind us are between Renault, McLaren and Racing Point who keep taking points off each other. Our second place is not in danger so at present we don’t see any necessity to act.”
Marko added the team must consider its options carefully for its driver line-up for the 2021 F1 season.
“Our aim for next year is to fight for the championship, so we will need consistency. Of course we realise that Max is not really being pushed, and we need to know where the limit of our car lies.”
Albon joined Red Bull in the middle of last season as a replacement for Pierre Gasly.
“In fast corners the telemetry shows that Albon is on a par with Max. But then there are one or two corners where he loses time excessively, which brings us back to his consistency. Because you don’t know when or where it will happen, that is a concern which we cannot afford when we chase the championship.”