Alexander Albon has said that his time testing a Formula E car was beneficial as the Toro Rosso driver prepares for his first Formula 1 season. Albon believes that it will be easy to adapt from the Formula E car to the Formula 1 car.
"I was fortunate to do some Formula E testing, so when I did that I learned a lot about the powertrain and it’s quite surprising how similar the two are,” Albon said to Crash.net.
“I wouldn’t say the technology is the same, but the way you have to save energy and things like that, they’re very similar. It was useful to have done that testing, I think it won’t be too difficult to adapt to that.”
“Obviously, these cars are quicker than ever now, even if speeds might drop a little this year. But in terms of the jump from Formula 2 to Formula 1, it’s really, really big,” Albon said.
Toro Rosso revealed their STR14 yesterday and are ready for winter testing to begin on February the 18th.