Albon excited for "very tight" castle corner in Baku

22-04-2019 09:40
by Bobby Vincent
Albon excited for very tight castle corner in Baku

Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon is preparing for his fourth race as a Formula 1 driver following an impressive start and he has been describing some of the more challenging corners that are present in Baku.

The Baku City Circuit will be used on Sunday for just the third time in Formula 1, but Albon described the "castle corner" as a "famous corner" and is excited to drive for the first time as an F1 driver around the sharp bend.

Speaking in his own preview of the race, on Toro Rosso's YouTube channel, Albon said: "The most difficult part in Baku is the castle section. It's quite a famous corner now even though it's not been on the calendar for that long, but it's very tight.

"There are lots of curbs inbetween the walls. In qualifying, you do take that extra risk, you go over the curbs and it's a little bit hit-and-miss whether you'll come out all good on the other side, but that's what makes the race interesting."

Albon has enjoyed a positive start to life as a Formula 1 driver following his impressive season in Formula 2 last year. The British-born Thai driver has recorded two top 10 finishes for his new team, in the past two races - finishing P9 and P10 in Bahrain and China, respectively.

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