Alex Albon sees Singapore as "almost a home-race" for him

16-09-2019 11:18
by Bobby Vincent
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Alex Albon sees Singapore as almost a home-race for him

Red Bull Racing driver Alexander Albon has revealed he sees the Singapore Grand Prix as "almost a home-race", with the Formula 1 rookie originally born in Thailand.

The race in Singapore is the closest race to Thailand (distance-wise), and the former Toro Rosso man has revealed he will have more family members there watching him because of the distance.

"The Marina Bay Street Circuit is a new track for me and it will be my first time in Singapore, so I'm interested to see what it's all about," Albon said on the Beyond the Grid Podcast.

"I've heard it's one of the most physical races we do because it's so humid and the race is so long, plus it's a street race where theres a lot less margin for error. It will be good fun, especially as I've never raced anywhere quite like it before.

"Singapore is also kind of a home race for me as it's the closest Grand Prix to Thailand, so I'll have extra family and sponsors coming to support me which makes it even more exciting.

"After my sim session and preparation with the team, I'm looking forward to getting back in the RB15 and out under the floodlights."

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