Albon Teases Revival of Twitch Cup Quartet With Russell, Norris & Leclerc

Published 10/02/2021, 11:30 AM EDT


After a year’s absence, Alexander Albon will return to F1 with Williams in 2022. Although the Thai brings exciting potential to the grid, he also completes the ‘Twitch quartet’, comprising himself, George Russell, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc.

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During a recent appearance, the 25-year-old spoke about the possibility of them returning to gaming consoles and live streaming in the future.

Alexander Albon hopes for more live streams in the future

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Norris, Russell and Albon made their F1 debuts together in the 2019 season. Although Leclerc made his debut a year prior, 2019 was his first season with Scuderia Ferrari.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought F1 to a standstill. During this time, Albon joined them on the popular gaming platform, Twitch. Together, they created many memories not just for them, but fans across the world to enjoy.

Recently, Albon spoke about the camarederie they built despite being away from each other in that period. In addition, he also hoped they could carry out more live streams in the future.

He said“People saw that during lockdown on the streaming side, but we’ve been racing for while together. We have a good relationship, especially George. He practically lived at my house in 2016, so we get on really well.

“Hopefully we can do more of that stuff. I know everyone is busy now, and even though everything is running back to normal, hope we can still do that stuff, because I enjoyed it and I’m sure they do as well.”

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Albon focused on helping Red Bull win this year

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While a drive with Williams is in his future, the 25-year-old serves as a test driver for Red Bull this year. While mentioning the need to be fit for next season, he also looks to aid Red Bull win this season’s championship.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Red Bull’s Alexander Albon Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“There is still a championship to win over here, so we’re pushing flat out and I’m in the simulator a lot,” said the Thai. “But at the same point on my side, getting fit, getting ready, getting my eye in for next year, getting to know the faces over at Williams, but at same time bringing us home a championship win hopefully.”

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This season, Red Bull find themselves in an intense back-and-forth with Mercedes. The Austrian outfit trail the Silver Arrows by 33 points as seven races remain in a thrilling battle.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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