Albon would love to repeat chance of win: 'Would give Lewis more space'

16-06-2021 09:04 | Updated: 16-06-2021 10:36
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Albon would love to repeat chance of win: 'Would give Lewis more space'

Alexander Albon is already on the sidelines as Red Bull Racing's reserve driver after two seasons in Formula One. Yet the Thai is determined to return to F1, and also looks back on the moment he would love to do again.


Albon received a last-minute call from Helmut Marko in 2019. The Thai had been part of the Red Bull squad in the past but had been expelled from it due to lesser performances. When Marko was short on talent and saw Albon drive to third in the F2 championship, he called Albon back anyway.

After just six months, Albon was offered the chance to switch to Red Bull Racing, but as with Pierre Gasly, the task facing Max Verstappen proved a little too much. In a year and a half, Albon only managed one podium, but he was close to a victory. In Austria, however, he lost in the duel with Lewis Hamilton.

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''If I could repeat a race again it would be a bad race so I could try and do a better job, but I would say Austria. It was the first race of the year in 2020, it’s the race where Lewis and I had a contact in turn four. We should have won that race if it wasn’t for that crash, so I would have given him a little more space and see if that did the trick'', Albon says at Square Mile.

Despite a podium in Mugello and Bahrain, Albon was pushed aside for Sergio Perez at the end of 2020. ''My primary goal is to get back into F1. And that’s it really, that’s my mindset this year. I’m pushing hard and trying everything I can to achieve that'', concludes the Thai, who recently played a key role with his simulator work in Monaco.

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