Albon on debut: "Don't think points were possible"

24-03-2019 13:59
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Albon on debut: Don't think points were possible

Toro Rosso rookie Alexander Albon thinks it wasn't realistic for him to score any points on his debut with the strategy he was on, even though teammate Daniil Kvyat managed to rescue a point for the team.

Albon was stuck behind the struggling Antonio Giovinazzi for a long time, with the Italian having suffered damage at the very start of the race. Still, even if Albon would've passed the Alfa Romeo driver sooner, points would've been unrealistic, he thinks, as he finally finished in P14.

“I don’t think points were possible just with the strategy," he told RaceFans.

"It wasn’t a bad strategy, just unlucky with Giovinazzi. [Lando] Norris, [Sergio] Perez and myself we spent four laps and we lost maybe three, four seconds a lap behind in those four laps. All the people that we were in front of got past us.

“Obviously this track’s not easy to overtake so I spent most of my race looking at an orange rear wing. Or a pink rear wing.

“But I’m happy with the final result. I think there’s a lot of good things to take into Bahrain.”

With its many straights, Bahrain is favourable for a lot of overtaking, as we've seen in years past. After a somewhat disappointing start, the rookie will hope to announce himself properly next weekend.

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