Alex Albon also returned to the track today, driving the RB15, and will act as the team’s reserve driver for the upcoming season.
For Alex, the opportunity to drive the RB15 and to share notes with Max and Checo on the RB16B was particularly useful as he embarks on the intense process of helping develop the car ahead of testing in Bahrain in just under three weeks’ time and through the season.
“Being back at Silverstone is great and any day you get to drive a Formula One car is a good day and it was mega to get behind the wheel of the RB15 again to keep my eye in,” Alex said.
“On my side, today was about understanding the personality of the RB16B, talking to Max, Checo, the engineers, and getting their feedback so I can take it back to the factory where I’ll be doing a lot of work to help with development, especially now so that we can hit the ground running in Bahrain.”
Speaking after a morning of filming at Silverstone, Team Principal, Christian Horner, said; “It was good also to have Alex here driving the RB15 along with Max.
“It’s important for Alex to stay sharp as he’s going to play a crucial role in the development of RB16B.”