Big praise for "clever" Albon

29-05-2019 15:41
by Adam Newton
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Big praise for clever Albon

Alexander Albon has received plenty of praise for his performances this season and scored his best finish yet at the Monaco Grand Prix with eighth in Monaco.

And now Ross Brawn has waded in with praise for Albon, who almost raced in Formula E before a last minute call to join Toro Rosso at the back end of last year.

Brawn said: "It's Alexander Albon who is proving to be the biggest surprise and the most successful of this year's three rookies.

"In Monaco, the Thai driver proved he was clever as well as quick, especially when it came to managing his tyres, and he rattled off no fewer than 40 laps on the softs he'd used in qualifying.

"It was a well-managed strategy, as was that of his team-mate who stopped much earlier, on lap 21, to switch to hard tyres. Two different routes to reach Toro Rosso's targeted destination of a double points finish and both drivers made the journey look comfortable."

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