“I was a bit surprised by the lack of grip”- Alex Albon reviews his crash during Fp2, claims tried to back out to prevent the crash but wasn’t enough.
Alex Albon had a tough ending to the day, as he got he had to march down the track before the end of FP2 because he crashed his car amidst the session.
The crash was bad and had to be towed away by the crane, while the debris on the track forced a disruption to the ongoing session as the Red Flags were waved off. Post-event Albon reviewed his crash and told that he was surprised by the lack of the grip.
“It’s OK,” he said afterwards. “Obviously I’ve had a few of them so I’m used to it, but it was OK. It was just one of those things, I should have pulled out of it really. I was a bit surprised by the lack of grip. Quite a difficult, awkward angle them crashes so not fun. But it’s all good.”
Albon said he “did back out but not enough” when he went wide. “When you have one tyre on the Astro and one tyre on the grip, that’s when the tank-slappers happen.”
Despite his crash, Albon had been happy with the balance of his car during practice. “It was OK, actually,” he said. “In the first practice, the car was feeling pretty good straight away.”
“Then in second practice, if anything I tried a couple of things that didn’t quite work out, but actually more on the driving [side], I’m just getting up to speed.”
Christian Horner claims it to be a minor inconvenience
Christian Horner told to Skysports as per the Racefans that the crash by Albon was a bit frustrating but it is, in the end, a minor inconvenience for the team ahead of the final event.
“Thankfully Alex is OK, that’s the main thing. Obviously, there’s a lot of superficial damage. The monocoque looked OK, the engine looks OK, it’s not a race gearbox but it’s certainly going to keep the guys busy tonight.”