Albon: "The contact was so late that it surprised me"

05-07-2020 18:12
Albon: The contact was so late that it surprised me

Alexander Albon had a day to quickly forget in Austria. The Thai seemed to be on the podium behind both Mercedesses until he was knocked off the track when he tried to catch up with Lewis Hamilton.

Strategy was right

"I really think we could have won that race easily. We had a great strategy, the guys did great in the pit stops, yes we had a little luck with the safety car, but the car felt really good", Albon said in a press release from Red Bull Racing.

"The hard tyre wasn't very strong today and I knew the Mercedes would have cold tyres on the re-start, so I already planned to get past them within a few laps of the Safety Car coming in", he continues.

Surprised by late contact

"I feel like I had completed the move on Lewis already, and I was thinking about getting Bottas on the next lap. The contact with Lewis was so late in the corner that it surprised me. Obviously we've got next weekend to focus on now, we'll need a bit of luck to have the same opportunity as today, but let's see", Albon concluded.

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