Gasly and Albon endured disappointing respective spells alongside Max Verstappen.
The Frenchman was let go in mid-2019, whereas Albon was changed on the finish of 2020 by Sergio Perez.
Each drivers struggled to deal with the difficult dealing with of the Pink Bull, which appeared to swimsuit Verstappen’s driving type higher.
Horner admitted Perez’s wealth of expertise gave him a definite benefit over Gasly and Albon.
“I feel the important thing ingredient in Checo’s appointment was his expertise,” Horner mentioned. “And perhaps it had been unfair for the earlier two guys (Gasly and Albon) to convey them in so quickly.
“I feel Checo with that have, he is been by way of a few of the exhausting knocks and so forth together with his profession up up to now, and I feel what he is delivered to us is… he is a really full man, he is a superb crew participant.
“He has a very good view of automotive improvement and could be very simple to work with, in order that’s each motive to take him on within the first place, and he delivers.”
Looking forward to the remainder of F1 2023, Horner says Perez must be on his ‘A-game’ to face Verstappen.
“Pay attention, Max is one hell of a competitor and he is a badass…in all probability the very best benchmark in F1,” added Horner.
“However Checo is now in his third yr with the crew, he is assured, he is comfy and he needs to be on his A-game – not simply with Max.
“The (Ferrari) drivers are pushing one another exhausting, the Mercedes drivers (pushing one another) exhausting, we even have what appears to be like like a reasonably motivated veteran (Fernando Alonso) in a inexperienced automotive, so it is going to be a extremely thrilling yr.