Ask Tim: Why Albon isn't the biggest scapegoat at Red Bull
A heavy crash in FP2, dropping out in Q2 and an early skirmish with Kevin Magnussen meant Alexander Albon's British Grand Prix performance came under the microscope, but Autosport's technical expert says there's another figure that has been harshly treated
I think Red Bull handled it very badly. I don't know whether he put someone's nose out of joint, but to take him off the job and stick him in the factory seems totally unfair. Why not keep the guy on and learn a bit from Simon?
Christian Horner said that it was "unfair" on Lugg "to have that pressure" of dealing with a difficult car and, while I know Simon very well and he's definitely the right guy to put in there, I really feel for the guy being stood down like that, so publicly as well.
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