Albon looking forward to Russian Grand Prix after Formula 2 win in 2018

25-09-2019 14:49
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
Albon looking forward to Russian Grand Prix after Formula 2 win in 2018

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing rookie Alexander Albon is looking to draw confidence for the Russian Grand Prix from his win there last season in Formula 2, as the Thai recorded another solid points finish in Singapore by finishing sixth.

There has been steady improvement from Albon since he made his debut for Red Bull at Spa Francorchamps, although his results might not suggest it - P5, P6 and P6. The improvement has been in getting closer to teammate Max Verstappen's qualifying- and race pace. The Dutchman is still ahead in both departments, which is to be expected as he has been at Red Bull for over three years now.

Coming to a track where Albon has great memories from Formula 2, he'll look to put more solid points on the board for Red Bull, although they might opt to take a grid penalty so they can fight for the win in Japan next Grand Prix.

"I raced at Sochi when I was in F2 and I won there, so it’s a track I enjoy and I’m looking forward to being back on a circuit I’m familiar with," the 24-year-old said. 

"The track is predominantly made up of 90-degree corners so if you’re good at one, you’re going to be good at all 18 of them! It’s also good for overtaking with some long straights and it will be very different to the heat and humidity in Singapore.

"I’m feeling more comfortable with the car with each race and I’m really enjoying working with the team, especially as I get to know them better. In Russia my aim is to make the most of what I’ve learnt and push for the best possible result for the team."

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